WFE representative Linda de Beer elected incoming chairman of IAASB Consultative Advisory Group

WFE representative Linda de Beer elected incoming chairman of IAASB Consultative Advisory Group

WFE has been a member of the Consultative Advisory Group of the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board since 2002.  The IFAC Board established the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) to function as an independent standard-setting body under the auspices of IFAC and subject to the oversight of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB).  Its work provides one set of essential global standards for the Financial Stability Forum, whose work supports G20 leaders.


Ms. de Beer’s assumes the chairman’s responsibilities in September 2010. 


About Linda de Beer


Linda qualified as a chartered accountant (South Africa) in 1991 and holds a masters degree in taxation. After training as a chartered accountant, she was an audit and tax manager at KPMG.   She joined the School of Accountancy at the University of Pretoria in 1998 where she lectured financial accounting and tax. In April 2001 she joined the technical department of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). Until July 2007 she was the Senior Executive: Standards at SAICA, responsible to drive standard-setting and legislative processes, which include an involvement in the setting of international accounting, auditing and ethics standards, tax law and other corporate legislation. She was closely involved the South African corporate law reform process. Since August 2008 she has been an independent financial reporting and corporate governance specialist and visiting professor in financial accounting at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She also held a position as financial director at private investment company for a portion of the time, in order to expand her business and investment skills. 


She is a member of:


·         the King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa,

·         the Issuer Services Advisory Committee of the JSE Ltd (Johannesburg Stock Exchange),

·         the Committee for Auditing Standards of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors in South Africa,

·         various boards and audit committees,

·         a team of directors involved in directorship development and training programmes for the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa.