WHAT IS THE PIOB

The Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB) is the global independent oversight body that seeks to improve the quality and public interest focus of the international audit and assurance, and ethics standards formulated by the International Standard Setting Boards.

CURRENT PROJECTS

The result of the PIOB’s work in helping improve the global standard-setting process is reflected in a variety of documents, available to all, which include the Public Interest Issues lists and the Monitoring of comment letters amongst others.

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OUR PURPOSE

Enhancing confidence in capital markets by ensuring a public interest focus in the setting of international auditing standards and in the setting of ethics standards for the accountancy and audit professions.

7
December 2020

IAASB

07 - 11 December - Virtual

11
December 2020

IFAC Board

11 December - Virtual

14
December 2020

PIOB BOARD

14 - 15 December - Virtual

26
January 2021

IAASB

26 January - Teleconference

10
February 2021

IAASB

10 - 11 February - Teleconference

4
March 2021

IFAC BOARD

4 - 5 March - New York

8
March 2021

IESBA and IAASB CAG

8 - 10 March - New York

15
March 2021

IESBA

15 - 17 March + 2 additional - Virtual

15
March 2021

IAASB

15 - 19 March - Virtual

31
March 2021

NOM COM

31 - 1 April - Virtual

22
April 2021

22 - 23 April - Virtual

22
April 2021

IAASB

22 - 23 April - Teleconference

5
May 2021

NOM COM

5 - 6 May - New York

10
May 2021

IAASB

10 - 11 May - Teleconference

3
June 2021

IFAC Board

3 - 4 June - Virtual

7
June 2021

NOM COM

7 - 8 June - Virtual

9
June 2021

IESBA

9 - 11 June - Virtual

14
June 2021

IAASB

14 - 18 June - Virtual

8
July 2021

PIOB Board

8 - 9 July - Virtual

20
July 2021

IAASB

20 - 21 June - Teleconference

7
September 2021

IESBA CAG

7 8 September - Virtual

8
September 2021

IAASB CAG

8-9 September - Virtual

8
September 2021

NOM COM

8 September - Virtual

9
September 2021

IFAC Board

9 - 10 September - Virtual

13
September 2021

IESBA

13 - 17 September - Virtual

13
September 2021

IAASB

13 - 17 September - Virtual

20
September 2021

IESBA CAG

20 September - Virtual

14
October 2021

PIOB Board

14 - 15 October - Virtual

19
October 2021

IAASB

19 - 20 October- Teleconference

22
October 2021

NOM COM

22 October - Virtual

10
November 2021

IFAC Council

10 - 11 November - Vienna

30
November 2021

IESBA

30 Nov - 3 December - New York TBC/ Hybrid

3
December 2021

IAASB CAG

December - Virtual

6
December 2021

IAASB

6 - 10 December - New York

8
December 2021

IESBA

8 December - Virtual

13
December 2021

PIOB Board

13 - 14 December - Madrid TBC

13
December 2021

IFAC Board

December - Virtual

16
December 2021

IESBA

16 December - Virtual

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Tatsumi Yamada

(Country: Japan)

Tatsumi Yamada has been teaching International Accounting Standards (IFRS) at Chuo University as a Specially Appointed Professor since 2015. He has been a commissioner (part-time) of Certified Public Accountants and Auditing Oversight Board (CPAAOB) in Japan since 2016. He also currently serves as outside director of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation and as outside statutory auditor of Nomura Co., Ltd. 

 

Mr. Yamada was a partner of KPMG AZSA LLC from 2011 to 2018, and was active in international activities before and during his time as a partner. He was a trustee of the International Valuation Standards Council (IVSC) from 2014 to 2020, a board member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) from 2001 to 2011, and a Japanese representative to the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC) from 1996 to 2001. He gained his experience in financial accounting at a private company, Sumitomo Corporation, from 1976 to 1993. He was qualified as a Certified Public Accountant of Japan in 1980. He received his Bachelor of Commerce in 1976 from Keio University.

Richard Thorpe

(Country: United Kingdom)

Richard Thorpe is a UK chartered accountant who spent over 30 years in financial services regulation and standard setting both in the UK and internationally, including 15 years as Head of Accounting and Audit Policy at the UK Financial Services Authority. He was Director of Trustee Activities at the IFRS Foundation from 2016 to 2021. He was responsible for the Foundation’s governance and the work of the Board Trustees, including the Due Process of the International Accounting Standards Board, and the Nominating Committee, which appoints Trustees and IASB and Advisory Council and Committee members. From 2013 to 2016, he was Accounting and Auditing Adviser to the Financial Stability Board based at the BIS in Basel. There he was responsible for the FSB’s work on accounting and audit quality and was a member of the Monitoring Group. 

 

Richard is currently studying for a PhD in Global Politics at Birkbeck, University of London.

Kris Peach

(Country: Australia)

Kris Peach has more than 30 years’ experience as a finance, accounting, audit, and regulatory expert. 

 

She is a former KPMG Australia audit partner, specialising in financial reporting, and former Chair and CEO of the Australian Accounting Standards Board, requiring extensive international networking and consultation. As a former member of the Australian Financial Reporting Council Nomination Committee, she is an experienced recruiter of Standard Setting Board members.

 

Kris is a director of Goulburn Murray Rural Water Corporation, Permanent Care and Adoptive Families Inc., and GenU, and their associated Finance, Audit, and Risk Committees. She is also an independent member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee of the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness, and Housing.

 

Kris Peach is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.  She has a Masters of Business (Accountancy) from the Queensland University of Technology.

Naweed Lalani

Director, Infrastructure & Head of Audit Oversight – Supervision 

(Country: United Arab Emirates)

Naweed Lalani is the Director of Infrastructure and Audit Oversight in the Supervision Division of the DFSA, which he joined in November 2010. He is responsible for supervising auditors and credit rating agencies, as well as maintaining the supervisory infrastructure, management information systems, policies and procedures, and supervisory guidelines. 

 

Naweed was previously associated with EY and PwC in various capacities and gained his experience in assurance, risk, transaction advisory and fraud, Islamic Finance, and Investigation and Dispute Services.

 

Naweed represents the DFSA at the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) and Asian-Oceania Standard Setters Group (AOSSG). He is a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Islamic Finance Consultative Group, and a founding chair of the IFIAR’s Emerging Regulators Group. Naweed is also a regular speaker on public oversight at universities and forums. Naweed’s credentials include setting up the DFSA’s audit monitoring regime, “equivalence” and “adequacy” recognitions by the European Commission, and issuance of the first public report on DFSA’s audit monitoring activities.

 

Naweed holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, MBA, and is a Chartered Accountant. Naweed also holds Advanced Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.

Wallace (Wally) D. Gregory, Jr.

Deloitte Global Regulatory, Independence & Conflicts Leader

(Country: United States)

Wally Gregory is the Global Senior Managing Director of Regulatory, Independence & Conflicts for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). In these capacities, he leads core teams responsible for global policy, consultation, quality control, monitoring, reporting, and interaction with various international regulators and professional bodies. 

 

In addition, he is actively involved in the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Forum of Firms, having served four years as Chairman of the IFAC Transnational Auditors’ Committee, and currently serves on the Planning & Finance Committee of the IFAC Board. Wally also Chairs the GPPC Standard-Setting Working Group, the GPPC Global Independence Leaders Working Group, and is a member of the AICPA Governing Council.  He previously Chaired the Regulatory Working Group of GPPC.

 

Prior to this position, his roles included serving as the DTTL Global Independence Leader, as well as the Deloitte US Deputy Chief Risk Officer and Deputy Cross Border Facilitation Leader. 

 

With 29 years of experience serving multinational clients primarily in the retail/trade and manufacturing industries, he has also been published in the Wall Street Journal CFO and CIO editions and has presented on various professional practice topics both internally and externally.

 

Wally is a CPA licensed to practice in Connecticut and South Carolina, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Connecticut Society of CPAs, and South Carolina Association of CPAs.

Mara Cameran, PhD

(Country: Italy)

Tenured Researcher of Accounting at Bocconi University, Italy. Italian CPA (Dottore Commercialista) and Chartered Auditor (Revisore contabile).

 

Member of the Standing Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association and of the European Auditing Research Network (EARNET) scientific committee. She has published in many international journals as Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory; European Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; International Journal of Accounting; and Abacus. She serves on the editorial board of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting and Business Research, International Journal of Auditing, and Accounting Forum.

 

Her research interest is focused on the regulation and functioning of the audit market and on the development of the auditing process within teams. She is also interested in the ethical and equality dimensions related to the accounting profession.

Guy Almeida Andrade

(Country: Brazil)

Guy Almeida Andrade has more than forty years of work experience in auditing, accounting, internal controls, valuation and taxes. Mr. Andrade is currently Managing Partner of Magalhães Andrade S/S Auditores Independentes. (Brazilian SMP), and is a board and audit committee member of several public and private companies.

 

Guy is involved with professional bodies and was a member of the Nominating Committee of International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) from January 2017 to December 2020; member, representing IFAC, of the 2018-2019 Interim Nominating Committee for the new chair of the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB); member of the Board of Instituto dos Auditores Independentes do Brasil (IBRACON) from 2009 to 2014, and was its Chair from 2012 to 2014. He also was IFAC Board member from 2000 to 2006, and Chairman of the Audit Committee of IFAC from 2002 to 2006.

 

Mr. Andrade was President of IBRACON National from 2002 to 2004, and President of IBRACON for São Paulo State from 1996 to 1998. He has bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and Business Management from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, respectively.

Onome Joy Adewuyi

(Country: Nigeria)

Onome Joy Adewuyi is currently the Executive Director, Finance and Administration, at Cynergy Platforms Nigeria (Lagos) and council member at the Institute of Chartered Accountants Nigeria amongst others.

 

She has over three decades of work experience in banking, corporate governance, and risk management, and has worked with Texaco Nigeria Plc. as Treasury and Investment Accountant, Fidelity Bank Plc. for eighteen years, and is a retired Risk Management Executive Director.

She holds a B.Sc degree with second class honours (Upper Division) in Accounting from the University of Benin (1982) and M.Sc degree in Banking & Finance from  University of Lagos (1993). She is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School (USA), Wharton Business School (USA), Kellogg Business School (USA), Ross Business School (USA) and Lagos Business School (Nigeria).