Title: Technical Director, IAASB
Country: South Africa
Willie Botha is the Technical Director of the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board. He joined IAASB in January 2019.
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, where he was responsible for advancing and supporting audit and assurance for the profession. He also served as member of the Institute’s Assurance Guidance Committee and the audit regulator’s Committee for Auditing Standards.
Mr. Botha’s 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 the Department of Accounting, and as Associate Professor of Auditing, at the University of Pretoria.