Skip to Content | Contact Us | About AUASB | Links

Media releases

16 Dec. 2016

Appointment of Chair of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Appointment of Chair of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Treasurer, the Hon Scott Morrison MP and Minister for Revenue and Financial Services, Kelly O’Dwyer MP, today announced the appointment of Professor Roger Simnett as the Chair of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) for a five-year period commencing on 1 April 2017.

Professor Simnett is currently Scientia Professor of Auditing and Macquarie Group Foundation Professor at UNSW Australia. He has 35 years’ experience in the auditing industry and during the past 20 years has been significantly involved in international committees and advisory panels relating to auditing.

To facilitate Professor Simnett commencing from 1 April 2017, the term of current AUASB Chairman Merran Kelsall has been extended until 31 March 2017.

Ms Kelsall said, “I am delighted Professor Simnett will chair the AUASB. He is well qualified to lead the Board in its continued work in setting high quality Australian auditing and assurance standards in the public interest”.

Media enquiries

Justin Lachal
National Director
Auditing and Assurance Standards Board
Australian Accounting Standards Board
Tel: +61 3 9617 7629
jlachal@aasb.gov.au