Country: South Africa
Imran Vanker joined the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in January 2016. He was nominated by the independent audit regulator and standard setter in South Africa, the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA).
He is the Director of Standards at the IRBA, responsible for the IRBA's strategy on strengthening independent audit regulation in Africa. He is chairman of the independent audit committee of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and was previously Director of External Audit at the United Nations Board of Auditors in New York from 2006 to 2010, during the United Nations adoption and transition to IPSAS (International Public Sector Accounting Standards). He also served as a national leader and member of the executive team at the Auditor General South Africa (AGSA), Provincial Auditor General of Gauteng Province, during the implementation of municipal finance legislation, and as a partner in the assurance practice of KPMG Inc.
Mr. Vanker has served variously as chairman, vice-chairman, and member of the Audit Operations Committee of the United Nations Board of Auditors and the Technical Group of the Panel of External Auditors of the United Nations System. As a representative of the AGSA, he served on several International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions committees, including the Chairman's Task Group on Financial Foresight. He also has been a member of the standard-setting committee of the IRBA since 2011 and has served committees of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountant for almost 15 years.
He has been called upon to comment and give advice on audit, assurance, internal control and governance matters by expert committees of the United Nations General Assembly, the National Parliament of South Africa, and private and public sector audit committees, and he has spoken widely on these topics.
Mr. Vanker is a South African Chartered Accountant (CA [SA]), a Registered Auditor (RA), and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Kwazulu Natal.