Influential Leader Sought for IAASB Chair
by Twiza Siwale
The global search for an exceptional individual to lead the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) has been restarted and applications from qualified candidates around the globe are now being accepted.
The Chair leads the IAASB’s strategic direction and development of high-quality international audit standards, as well as facilitates the consultative processes that underpin the board’s credibility and activities. The Chair develops and maintains effective relationships with international oversight authorities and regulatory bodies, national standard setters, investor and preparer communities, the audit practitioner community and other key stakeholders.
The successful candidate has significant, senior-level experience and is well recognized within professional and regulatory communities. He or she has effective leadership, diplomacy, communication and strategic skills; demonstrated professional competency; and a strong commitment to the IAASB’s public interest mission. He or she also understands the significant travel commitment involved.
The IAASB Chair is appointed for a renewable three-year term, commencing May 1, 2019. A complete job description, along with application instructions, is available on the IAASB website. Applications are due January 31, 2019.
This global search is being conducted by the Interim Nominating Committee, which was formed in February 2018 to conduct the process for the next IAASB Chair. The search has recently restarted after the designated appointee decided not to assume the post for personal reasons. More information on the Committee is available online.
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