IRBA Newsletter Issue 49

Issue 49 | January - March 2020 22 “Linda has been a remarkable asset to the profession and was a valuable member on a number of the IRBA’s Committee for Auditing Standards projects,” said IRBA CEO Bernard Agulhas. “We are proud of this appointment as she will continue to fly the South African flag high at a time when the integrity of corporate reporting is under a lot of scrutiny.” Meanwhile, the PIOB also welcomed a new member, Robert Buchanan, who is a lawyer and a consultant with background in public sector legal practice, audit standard setting as well as governance in the public and not-for-profit sectors. He replaces Maria Helena Pettersson, who had been a valuable PIOB observer and a strong advocate for new technologies in relation to the public interest. The PIOB is the global independent oversight body that seeks to improve the quality and public interest focus of international audit and assurance, as well as ethics standards formulated by the standard-setting boards supported by the International Federation of Accountants. GENERAL NEWS cont.