ANTHONY G. HOPWOOD: Anthony Hopwood is American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management at Oxford University in Britain, were he served as Dean of the Said Business School from 1999 to 2006. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of Accounting, Organizations and Society, the influential scholarly journal that pioneered the application of social science research methods to accounting institutions and problems. Before joining Oxford in 1995, he held professorships at the London Business School and the London School of Economics. A prolific author, he earned MBA and PhD degrees at the University of Chicago and holds honorary doctorates from universities in Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom. He has served as consultant to governments and international organizations. In 2006, HRH the Prince of Wales appointed him Chairman of the Prince's Foundation for the Build Environment.
WALTER P. SCHUETZE: Walter P. Schuetze served as Chief Accountant to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 1992 to 1995 and as Chief Accountant of the Commission's Division of Enforcement from 1997 to 2000. He began his accounting career in 1957 with Eaton & Huddle in San Antonio, which merged with Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. (Now KPMG LLP) in 1958. He was a partner in KPMG from 1965 to 1973 when he was appointed to the FASB as one of its original seven members. He returned to his firm from 1976 to 1992. During the 1980s, he was a member and chair of the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee and served on many other committees. He has published and spoken widely on financial reporting topics, including mark-to-market accounting, and has been a consultant to the SEC and to businesses. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 to 1955 and is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.