Veronica Poole is a partner at Deloitte, DTTL Global IFRS Leader and Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting for Deloitte North and South Europe. As the Global IFRS leader and the Senior Technical Partner she is responsible for IFRS accounting quality and is the leading voice of the global Deloitte network, both internally and externally, on IFRS and corporate reporting matters. She chairs Deloitte’s Global IFRS Leadership team and is a member of the Deloitte Global Audit Quality Board. Her external appointments include: member of the UK FRC’s Corporate Reporting Council, member of the International Integrated Reporting Council, Chair of the Advisory Group to the ICAEW Financial Reporting Faculty, advisory member to the Hundred Group Financial Reporting Committee and a former member of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to HM Treasury. She leads Deloitte’s relationship with The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and the UK Chapter Zero, The Directors’ Climate Forum. Her current priorities include influencing and driving change in the accounting and corporate reporting and in the accounting profession, including reporting of ESG and climate-related financial and business risks. She works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and professional bodies to advance the goal of better corporate reporting.