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Peter Wolnizer OAM

Peter Wolnizer

Professor Emeritus

The University of Sydney Business School
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia


Peter Wolnizer is a Professor Emeritus of The University of Sydney where he served as Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business from 1999-2010, and as a Professor of Accounting until his retirement at the end of 2011.

In January 2012 he was appointed Chair of the International Accounting Education Standards Board, an independent standard-setting board of the International Federation of Accountants, having served as the first Australian member of the IAESB from 2004-06.

Professor Wolnizer served on the Board of Directors of AACSB International (2006-11); Board of Directors of Capital Markets CRC Ltd (2007-10); Council of the Association of Asia Pacific Business Schools (2004-10); and as President of the Australian Business Deans Council (2004-05). He was a member of Australia's Corporations and Securities Panel from 1994-99.

He has also served on the Councils of Moore College, The Scots College (Sydney), and Scotch College (Melbourne); and currently serves on the Board of the Sydney Diocesan Secretariat and Glebe Administration Board of the Anglican Church in Sydney.

Professor Wolnizer was educated at the University of Tasmania (BEc, 1973) and The University of Sydney (MEc, 1976; PhD, 1986) where his doctoral supervisor was Professor R J Chambers AO. He is a Fellow of both The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and CPA Australia.

He is the author of Auditing as Independent Authentication (Sydney University Press, 1987); editor of Walter P. Schuetze, Mark to Market Accounting: 'True North' in Financial Reporting (Routledge, London, 2004); co-editor with Gary J. Previts and Peter Walton of the four-volume work A Global History of Accounting, Financial Reporting and Public Policy (Emerald, UK, 2010-12); and co-editor of four anthologies published by Arno Press and Garland, New York. His articles have been published in scholarly journals in the USA, UK and Australia.

Professor Wolnizer was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the 2011 Queen's Birthday Honours List 'for service to higher education in business and economics as an academic and administrator'.