Job Title: IFAC Board Technical Advisor for Rachel Grimes
Lee White is the chief executive officer of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA). Previously, he held the role of executive general manager—members where he had responsibility for leading policy and practice developments across all areas of the accounting profession, including financial reporting, auditing, superannuation, taxation, and financial advisory services. He is currently working on a range of projects intended to improve regulatory frameworks in a number of ASEAN countries.
Mr. White is formerly the chief accountant for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). He was directly involved with the introduction of international accounting standards in Australia in 2005 and the creation of ASIC’s audit oversight program. He is also an experienced audit practitioner in the public and private sectors.
Mr. White has been a member of the Australian Financial Reporting Council (the oversight authority for standard setting in Australia) and the Australian member of both international regulatory accounting groups, the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR).
Professional memberships include fellowship of the ICAA and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.