Michael Wells CA(SA) is Professor of Practice at Imperial College Business School and Board Member at UK Endorsement Board (UKEB). UKEB influences, endorses and adopts new or amended international accounting standards issued by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) for use by UK companies.
Michael is also a World Bank Group consultant, working to deepen understanding of international financial reporting requirements and fostering capacity to make/audit/regulate the judgments necessary to apply them. He also perform compliance reviews of corporate financial statements for World Bank assessments of country compliance with financial reporting standards.
For over a decade he led the IASB's International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Education Initiative. While leading the IFRS Education Initiative he also served as a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) Consultative Advisory Group (CAG) and the International Association for Accounting Education & Research (IAAER) Board of Advisors. He subsequently served on the American Accounting Association (AAA) Membership Advisory Committee. Before that he served as a member of the AAA Education Committee.