The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) has appointed Anne-Marie Vitale as its chair, effective 1 January 2019.

Vitale, who is currently deputy chair, will lead efforts in 2019 to complete priority projects, including overseeing the exposure draft on proposed targeted revisions to the education standards addressing information and communications technologies and professional scepticism and related guidance.

Vitale will continue her role as chair of the International Accountancy Education Transition Advisory Group that will inform the development and implementation of a future model for advancing global accountancy education.

The future model has a focus on future skills to remain relevant in a changing environment.

Vitale is also currently a partner at PwC.

Current IAESB chair Chris Austin said: “Anne-Marie is an exemplary leader with extensive experience across accountancy. Her skills, experience and commitment to high-quality accountancy education make her an ideal selection as the IAESB’s next chair.”