Keith Alfredson, BCom (Hons), AAUQ, FCA, FCPA, is a graduate of the University of Queensland. On graduation in 1963, he joined Arthur Andersen, becoming a partner in 1974 and retiring in 1997. He specialised in the audit of large publicly listed and privately owned entities in addition to acting as an expert on technical accounting issues. He was Arthur Andersen's representative on the Australian Urgent Issues Group. In 1998, he became a senior fellow in the Department of Accounting and Business Information Systems of the University of Melbourne. In May 2000, he was appointed the first full-time chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, a position he held until May 2003. During that period, he also acted as chairman of the Urgent Issues Group.