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IAASB Announces New Board Member Appointments and Deputy Chair for 2021

Oct 14, 2020 | New York, New York | English

The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) announces the following new appointments and re-appointments to take effect on January 1, 2021:

New Board Members

  • Mr. Edo Kienhuis (Partner, PwC, the Netherlands, nominated by Forum of Firms)
  • Ms. Diane Larsen (Deputy to the Global Quality Enablement Leader, EY, USA, nominated by Forum of Firms)
  • Ms. Wendy Stevens (Partner, National Practice Leader, Quality & Risk Management, Mazars, USA, nominated by the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants)

Reappointed Board Members

  • Mr. Chun Wee Chiew (Regional Head of Policy ASEAN ANZ for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Singapore, nominated by ACCA)
  • Prof. Kai-Uwe Marten (Director of the Institute of Accounting and Auditing at the University of Ulm, Germany, nominated by Institut der Wirtschaftsprüfer and Wirtschaftsprüferkammer in Germany)
  • Mr. Fernando Ruiz Monroy (Regional Assurance Risk Management Partner, EY, Mexico, nominated by Instituto Mexicano de Contadores Públicos, A.C., in Mexico)
  • Mrs. Isabelle Tracq-Sengeissen (Audit Partner, EY, France, nominated by Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes and Conseil Supérieur de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables in France)

“It is a pleasure to welcome all the new members to the IAASB and congratulate re-appointed members,” said Tom Seidenstein, IAASB Chair. “The work of our volunteers is crucial to the global financial architecture, especially during these challenging times. I am eager to bring these talented professionals and their fresh perspectives into our work, and I look forward to what we will collectively accomplish.”

The IAASB also announces the appointment of Mr. Len Jui as its deputy chair for 2021. Mr. Jui, who has served as an IAASB member since 2017, is a partner at KPMG China and serves as the head of Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs.

“I am also extremely pleased that Len Jui will begin serving as deputy chair of the Board," said Seidenstein. “Len has a long history of working and volunteering for the public good, having previously served as associate chief accountant at the US Securities and Exchange Commission, a Technical Advisor on the IAASB and as an International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) representative member on the IAASB’s and International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants’ Consultative Advisory Groups. I want to also thank Robert Dohrer, Rich Sharko and in particular, Fiona Campbell, our current deputy chair, as they depart from our Board. Their insight, their talent, and their tireless dedication to the public good has left a lasting legacy.”

About the Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee makes recommendations to the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Board and Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) on the composition of the IAASB and IESBA.

The Nominating Committee is guided in its work by the principle of selecting the most suitable person for the position. In doing so, it endeavors to balance the nominee’s abilities and professional qualifications with the representational needs of the board, such as broad regional and professional representation and gender balance. The PIOB representative observes the selection process for IAASB and IESBA memberships with regular updates to the PIOB. To learn more about the Nominating Committee, visit its web page.

About the IAASB
The IAASB develops auditing and assurance standards and guidance for use by all professional accountants under a shared standard-setting process involving the Public Interest Oversight Board, which oversees the activities of the IAASB, and the IAASB Consultative Advisory Group, which provides public interest input into the development of the standards and guidance. The structures and processes that support the operations of the IAASB are facilitated by the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). For copyright, trademark, and permissions information, please go to permissions or contact