Professor Geoffrey Whittington is a chartered accountant whose past experience includes his role as Consultant to the Royal Commission on the Distribution of Income and Wealth. He is a part-time Advisor to the Office of Fair Trading (on the Stock ‘Big Bang’ Exchange case), and a part-time Member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. He has been an Academic Advisor and subsequently a part-time Member of the Accounting Standards Board (UK), and he is a full-time Member of the International Accounting Standards Board. He has acted as a consultant to leading national and international companies on competition policy, accounting and pricing issues.
Professor Whittington is a First Member of 3 RAE panels, Chair of one and Deputy Chair of another. A member of many editorial boards, he is also an advisor on many Chair appointments and member of many professional committees (Institutes of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and of Scotland) relating to research, technical matters and accounting standards. He was a member of the Meade Committee on the reform of direct taxation, and subsequently of the IFS Tax Law Reform Committee, and a member of the DTI Company Law Review panel on financial reporting. Currently he is member of 4 editorial boards, and a member of the Academic Panels of the UK Accounting Standards Council and of the Competition and Markets Authority.