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The SORP Board

The SORP Board is the body recognised by the Financial Reporting Council as the preparer and issuer of the Further and Higher Education SORP.  Membership is:

Chair Professor Simon Gaskell,  Principal, Queen Mary, University of London
Sector Representatives  
Association of Colleges Mr Julian Gravatt
Colleges Scotland Mr Alan Williamson, Edinburgh College
Colleges Wales  
NI Mr Patrick McKeown, North West Regional College
GuildHE Ms Theresa Chapman, Royal Agricultural University
Sector Regulators/Funders  
England Mr Andrew Malin, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
Scotland Mr Andrew Millar, Scottish Funding Council (SFC)
Wales Ms Emma Smith, Department for Education and Skills, Welsh Government
NI Ms Judith McAuley, Department for Education and Learning, Northern Ireland (DELNI)
FE Mr Jim Minogue, Skills Funding Agency
Chair of BUFDG FRG Mr Andrew Connolly, University of Exeter
Audit Representatives   
KPMG Mr Michael RowleyMs Clare Partridge
PWC Mr Ian Looker
ASB representative Ms Joanna Spencer (until June 2013)
  Ms Mei Ashelford (from June 2013)


To assist the SORP Board in preparing the SORP document, it has formed a technical advisory group chaired by Andrew Connolly, Chairman of the BUFDG Financial Reporting Group which includes members drawn from further and higher education as well as representatives from sector regulators and professional accounting firms. The technical advisory group engaged KPMG to assist it in developing the SORP document and would like to thank Clare Partridge for her major contribution in developing the SORP and promoting lively debate and discussion over various accounting and reporting issues.

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