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2 Aug. 2016

Appointment of Mr Robert Buchanan to the AUASB

Ms Merran Kelsall, Chairman of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB), is very pleased to announce that the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has appointed Mr Robert Buchanan as a Member of the AUASB for three years from 1 July 2016.

Robert is also the recently appointed Chair of the New Zealand Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (NZAuASB) and is a public sector lawyer based in Wellington.  He has a background in public sector legal practice which includes experience in senior management roles, public sector governance positions, and international development work. 

Prior to 2006, Robert was Assistant Auditor-General, Legal at the New Zealand Office of the Auditor-General (1998 to 2006). He is also a former Director of the New Zealand Law Commission (New Zealand’s law reform agency).

Ms Kelsall also welcomed the opportunity to thank Mr Neil Cherry, outgoing Chair of the NZAuASB, for his superb contribution as a Member of the AUASB for the last five years.

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