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Matthew Zappulla – Technical Director

As Technical Director, Matthew leads the team responsible for the development and delivery of Australian Auditing & Assurance Standards. With the AUASB Chairman, Matthew is actively involved in managing and developing relationships with significant Australian and International stakeholders from the accounting, business, investment, regulatory and standard-setting communities.

Before joining the AUASB Matthew held the position of Assistant Auditor-General, Standards and Quality at the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO), responsible for maintaining professional standards, implementing and monitoring quality frameworks and systems and contributing to VAGO's strategic and business unit planning. Prior to this, Matthew was a Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers responsible for overseeing the implementation of assurance methodologies and technologies, including addressing the impact of changes to guidance and standards, designing and delivering technical and professional training and overseeing inspection and review activities.

Matthew is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Rene Herman – Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager at the AUASB, Rene is responsible for the planning, research, development and delivery of auditing and assurance standards and related guidance forming part of the AUASB strategy and corporate plan.  Rene’s primary areas of focus at the AUASB has been on Australian Auditing Standards and related guidance in relation to historical financial information, with her current area of focus being on coordinating and cooperating effectively with regulators.

Before joining the AUASB Rene held the position of Executive Director at Ernst and Young where she was the executive responsible for the risk management, execution and delivery of external audit engagements.  Rene’s audit experience is across a diverse range of industries in the private, public and government sectors from SMEs to the largest corporations in Australia.

Rene is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Marina Michaelides – Senior Project Manager

As a Senior Project Manager at the AUASB, Marina is responsible for the planning, research, development and delivery of auditing and assurance standards and related guidance forming part of the AUASB strategy and corporate plan.  Marina’s primary areas of focus at the AUASB has been on Australian Auditing Standards and related guidance in relation to other non-historical assurance engagements, with her current area of focus being on emerging external reporting.

Before joining the AUASB Marina held the position of Group Financial Controller for a listed entity and prior to that was a Senior Manager at Ernst and Young where she was responsible for client liaison, risk management, execution and delivery of external audit engagements. Marina’s commercial and audit experience is across a diverse range of industries in the private, public and government sectors from SMEs to listed corporations in Australia.

Marina is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Anne Waters – Senior Project Manager

Before joining the AUASB Anne was a senior manager at KPMG where she began her career as an auditor before moving to the Department of Professional Practice where she was a member of the Audit Quality team responsible for overseeing the implementation of assurance methodologies and technologies, designing and delivering technical and professional training and providing technical advise to engagement teams.

Anne is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Business Services Team

  • Lisa Geier - Finance and Compliance Manager
  • Susie Brown - Communications Manager
  • Kathleen John - Business Manager
  • Kath Nunan - Executive Assistant
  • Amanda Boudaher - Admin Assistant

  • Technical and general enquiries contact - enquiries@auasb.gov.au