This week marks the last few days of Kurt Ramin’s role as chairman of XBRL International. An awful lot has happened over the last couple of years. Thank-you Kurt for all of the effort that you have put in, especially in relation to the development of the IFRS taxonomies and the explosion of interest in the standard across a phenomenal number of countries. Very much helped along by your dedication – not to mention a truly ludicrous travel schedule. But don’t go away… there might be some truth to the suggestion that we all want you to keep on biking flying.

Welcome, Michael Ohata, to the helm. I’m looking forward to the next year or two: I’m sure it will be tremendous.