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Joint Statement from the IAASB and IESBA Chairs on the Appointment of a Chair for the New Stakeholder Advisory Council

May 30, 2023 | New York, New York | English

The International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA) and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) applaud the Public Interest Oversight Board’s (PIOB’s) recent appointment Alan Johnson to be the inaugural chair of the new Stakeholder Advisory Council (SAC). Mr. Johnson brings a wealth of international experience to this new role, including as a former Trustee of the International Foundation for Ethics and Audit; as a chief executive, non-executive director, and audit and risk assurance committee chair; and as past president of the International Federation of Accountants.

In commenting on Mr. Johnson’s appointment and the creation of the SAC, Gabriela Figueiredo Dias and Tom Seidenstein, IESBA and IAASB Chairs, respectively, stated, “The IESBA and IAASB will benefit greatly from this newly created, diverse forum that will advise us on our strategies and projects. We very much look forward to working with Alan and benefiting from his unique experience and perspectives and from his insights which will ensure our Boards remain responsive to the public interest.”