Mr Channa Wijesinghe
Mr. Channa Wijesinghe is a graduate of Monash University and holds an MBA from Deakin University. Channa has also completed the Advanced Management Program of Melbourne University. He is Fellow member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Channa joined the APESB in January 2007 and was the founding Technical Director and subsequently appointed as the CEO in 2016. He manages the implementation of the Board’s strategy, national and international stakeholder engagement, operations and technical work program. He functions as the Chair of the Board’s taskforces and has overseen the issue of APESB’s suite of 21 pronouncements for the Australian accounting profession. Channa also represents APESB at the IESBA National Standards Setters Group. Prior to joining the APESB, Channa worked for a decade with EY and Deloitte and was an Audit Director at Deloitte, Melbourne. He also spent several years in energy companies including two years with AGL Energy and was a member of the AGL IFRS project team. From 1 January 2022, Channa became a Board Member of the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA). He is currently on the Tax Planning and Related Services, and Sustainability Task Forces. Channa was appointed to the IESBA Planning Committee from 1 January 2023.