The International Auditing and Assurance
Standards Board’s (IAASB) has appointed Linda de Beer as chairman
of its Consultative Advisory Group (CAG).

De Beer’s role involves supplying leadership
direction to the CAG, overseeing the group’s objectives and
liaising with the Public Interest Oversight Board and the

The three-year appointment is effective next
month and she will succeed present chairman David Damant.

De Beer is an independent financial reporting
and corporate governance adviser and a representative of the
Johannesburg Stock Exchange. She also serves as an independent
non-executive director on the boards of Afgri Holding and Royal
Bafokeng Platinum.

De Beer is a member of the Committee for
Auditing Standards of the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors
in South Africa and the King Committee on Corporate Governance.

International Federation of Accountants chief
executive officer Ian Ball said: “Linda brings a wealth of
expertise to her current role as a member of the IAASB CAG. I’m
extremely pleased that she has been appointed as independent
chairman and I know that under her leadership the IAASB CAG will
continue to make a highly effective contribution to audit standard
setting. I would like also to acknowledge the vision, experience,
and commitment David Damant brought to the role over the past six

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