SWIFT’s Americas CEO Chris Church Joins XBRL US Board of Directors

SWIFT and XBRL US have announced that Chris Church, SWIFT CEO of Americas and global head of securities, is joining the board of directors for XBRL US. The board of directors provides oversight to the company, which is responsible for developing the dictionary of reporting elements in XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) format, used by the business information supply chain to prepare, publish, exchange and analyse financial statements and the information they contain. SWIFT will play a key role in providing technical and business expertise for standards development and extending the reach of XBRL standards formats through the entire SWIFT community.

Church brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services sector to the XBRL US board of directors. He joined SWIFT in August 2008 as chief executive Americas and global head of securities from BT Global Financial Services, where he served as Managing Director of Radianz Services for approximately two years. Church was part of the executive team that founded Radianz in 2000, taking on the role of head of global sales and marketing, until its acquisition by BT in 2005. Previously, Church held senior positions at Reuters in both London and the US.


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