Jeffrey Hales

Jeff Hales

Board Member, International Sustainability Standards Board

Jeffrey Hales was appointed as a member of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in June 2022, effective July 1, 2022. 

He served as the chair of Value Reporting Foundation’s SASB Standards Board from 2018 to 2022, overseeing the agenda setting and due process associated with the SASB standards development and maintenance. Before serving on the Standards Board, he chaired the SASB Standards Council, which was formed in 2012. 

Dr. Hales also teaches at the University of Texas, where he is the Charles T. Zlatkovich Centennial Professor of Accounting. His widely published research has focused on reporting standards, regulation and behavioral finance. 

He served as an academic research fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in the US in 2009-10 and as a member of its Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 2016 to 2019. Dr Hales served on the UK Financial Reporting Council’s Future of Corporate Reporting Advisory Group from 2018 to 2022. He was also a member of the Climate Disclosure Standard Board from 2018 to 2022. 

He has a PhD in management from Cornell University in New York.