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(January 22, 2019) – The International Audit and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) announced today that after an extensive global search Mr. Willie Botha has been appointed IAASB Technical Director.

In this role, Mr. Botha leads a team that works closely with the IAASB and its Chair to advance the international audit and assurance standard-setting program and engage with key stakeholders to heighten audit quality worldwide and enhance credibility and trust in external reporting.

Mr. Botha brings a wealth of experience to the IAASB team. Most recently he served as Senior Executive, Assurance and Practice, with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), where he was responsible for advancement and support of the profession in the audit and assurance field. He has also served as Member to the Institute’s Assurance Guidance Committee, and Member to the Audit Regulator’s Committee for Auditing Standards. His prior roles included serving as Senior Technical Specialist responsible for the audit methodology project of the Auditor General South Africa, and practicing Audit Partner and Technical Director with a firm based in Pretoria, South Africa, as well as serving as head of Department of Accounting, and as Associate Professor of Auditing, at the University of Pretoria.


Nathaniel Webb
Head of Communications

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