Esther Ortiz Martinez
Esther Ortiz Martínez is a tenured lecturer of accounting and finance at the University of Murcia (Spain). She finished her European PhD in 2001, and since then she has been doing research in the fields of international accounting, non-financial information, integrated reporting and others, collaborating in different research projects and staying in different European Universities. She has presented papers at international congresses and published in various local and international journals, including those of the highest quality rating (SJR, JCR…). She has also published chapters in internationally edited books. She is associate editor in Social Responsibility Journal.She was General Director of Economy, European Funds and Budget in the Regional Government for seven years. Currently she is a member of the EFAA Accounting Expert Group on behalf of the Spanish professional accounting organisation Consejo General de Economistas (CGE) where she is also a member of the Board of Directors in Economist-Accountants (EC-CGE). She has developed practical guides for SMPs/SMEs and conducted training to professionals in the field of non-financial information.