Roger Simnett became a member of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) in January 2019. Professor Simnett was the Chair and CEO of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (2017-2020) and a Scientia Professor of Accounting at UNSW Sydney Business School, Australia (1987-2020). At the beginning of 2021 he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor, UNSW Sydney.
He has a background in international standard setting, having served for the last 25 years on various standard setting bodies, including a previous term on the IAASB as a public member (2002-2005) and also the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC 2011-2014). Roger also co-chaired the IAASB task force which developed the standard ISAE 3410 (2007-2012), and was a member of the IAASB task force that developed and refined ISAE 3000 (2011-2013).
He has a PhD from UNSW and is a recognized international researcher whose research interests cover a range of international auditing/assurance issues aimed at improving audit/assurance quality and making policy recommendations. He has been awarded the Order of Australia for his service to the accounting profession and education and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Academy of Social Sciences.