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Independent Expert Oversight Advisory Committee
Mr Robert Samels (Canada)
Educational background: Chartered Accountant - Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, Directors Education Program - University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting both at University of Manitoba, Canada.

Qualifications/experience: Broad experience as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers for over 12 years in Canada and Europe providing independent senior level advice on financial statements, internal controls and special investigations. Extensive private sector experience as Director of Internal Audit followed by Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer and then executive officer of a Canadian publicly listed energy company. Duties included lead on governance and risk management in a number of areas including corporate restructuring, information technology, internal control systems, engineering and construction of major infrastructure projects. Numerous past memberships on national committees representing the energy sector. After formal retirement currently retained by the energy company to serve as a Director on a joint venture company.

Mr Steve Tinton (United Kingdom)
Educational background: Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; Master of Arts in geography from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

Qualifications and experience: Steve is an experienced non- executive director in public and private sectors following a career as a UK partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers (pwc). Particular expertise in finance, risk management, quality assurance and internal control of global organisations and of organisations facing changing markets and financial challenges. Currently a board member and audit committee chair of SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), London University and a UK public sector acute hospital where he chairs the finance committee. In 2006 to 2013 held a number of non-executive director and audit chair positions, in the UK National Health Service including the NHS South of England Strategic Health Authority and one of its predecessors and chair and non- executive roles at two UK acute hospitals, and, in private sector support services businesses. A risk management and quality assurance consultant in 2006 to 2008. A pwc partner from 1982 to 2006 having joined from University in 1970. In 2003 to 2006, was the regional risk management leader responsible for the oversight of risk management, quality and quality assurance programmes throughout the Asia and Pacific region. Prior to 2003, led UK based multinational audits, merger, acquisition and disposal reviews with related fund raising assignments and led quality control reviews in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Prior to joining pwc voluntary service in India.

Ms Jeya Wilson (South Africa)
Qualifications: PhD in International Relations from St Anthony’s College, Oxford; Bachelor of Arts, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; Women’s Executive Leadership, Harvard Business School, United States and Financial Times Non–Executive Board Director Diploma, United Kingdom.

Experience: Member of the ILO IOAC as well as a Member of the Global Fund’s Audit and Ethics Committee. Recent positions include the NGO world (CEO, World Heart Federation, Geneva); UNDP (Director, Business Partnerships Division, NYC; The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CEO); and an adjunct professorship at the University of Geneva. Currently Governor at Northumbria University and currently involved with the university in an innovative project to bring business and research together.

Mr Leonardo P. Gomes Pereira (Brazil)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Federal University of Rio de Janerio, Brazil; Master of Business Administration, Warwick University, United Kingdom; various executive development programmes with IMD, Switzerland, Wharton and Columbia, USA.

Experience: The current Chairman and CEO of the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), possesses a combination of banking, securities and senior managerial experience in the private sector (former EVP of a large Brazilian airline; CEO of a teak wood producer; CFO of the largest Brazilian cable TV provider); also on the Board of a key committee (Financial Review Committee FRC) monitoring the work of the IASB.

Mr Mukesh Arya (India)
Education and qualifications: BCom, LL.B. - Chartered Accountant, Auditor and Fraud Examiner.

Experience: 20 years with Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, ending as Principal Director. 6 years with UNRWA in Jordan as Director Internal Oversight. 3 years to date as a consultant.

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