MG Reports on the progress of the reform

The MG recommendations established a nine-month transition plan and implementation of the reform within three years thereafter

15th Anniversary: Celebrating our mission like it's day one

The most important day of all, when we celebrate all the road travelled so far and focus on the future steps to keep working in the Public Interest. Thank you for getting here with us

The MG publishes its recommendations for Strengthening the International Audit and Ethics Standard-setting system.
Public Interest recommendations published on the PIOB website for the first time

As a result of all our improvement efforts, the Public Interest Issues identified by the PIOB are made public and they become a fundamental tangible value for the transparency of the accountancy profession

PIOB submits comment letter to the MG Consultation

The PIOB shares its input on possible improvements of the standard setting system

MG consultation paper for strengthening the governance and oversight of the international audit-related standard-setting boards in the public interest

Especially important to enhance the independence of the standard-setting system and the Public Interest focus of the PIOB

2017- 2019 Strategy Consultation

Seeking to improve the delivery of our mandate, a second consultation on our strategy is launched

PIOB´s Tenth Anniversary. Publishing of Standard setting in the Public Interest: a description of the model

A year of celebration, during which the publication of the standard setting model description added transparency and value to the organization and the whole standard-setting structure

Public Consultation on PIOB’s work program 2012 and beyond

Recommendations are issued based on the comments received to our Strategy consultation to improve the public utility of our work

New Oversight Methodology

Best practices, more transparency, high quality standards... experience teaches us how to do it better every day

The implementation of the IFAC Reforms is reviewed by the MG

Review of the IFAC Reform and the PIOB carries out its self-assessment exercise

Completion of the IAASB’s Clarity Project

The PIOB oversees and approves the review of 33 clarified International Standards on Auditing (ISA)s together with clarified International Standards on Quality Control 1 (ISQC 1)

Signing of the Monitoring Group Charter Agreement

This crucial document for the PIOB mission is signed

First website and Annual Report

Our work begins to be formally visible also on the Internet

Secretariat is set up in Madrid

Having official headquarters is a big step forward for the global relevance of the institution

PIOB is born

The public interest becomes the main focus for accountants worldwide through the IFAC Reform 2003



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PIOB 15th Public Report 2019

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Since 2010, the Public Interest Oversight Board has received yearly financial support from the European Union

In 2012, the PIOB conducted a fundraising exercise in close coordination with the MG and IFAC. As a result, in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, the PIOB achieved a diversified funding base that includes sources other than IFAC. In 2020, the PIOB received monetary contributions that amounted 1,615,145 euros and an In-kind contribution from the Spanish authorities that amounted to 189,318 euros.

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Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union. The European Union cannot be held responsible for them.

Dr. Martin B. Manuzi

(PIOB Secretary General – March 2024)

Dr. Martin B. Manuzi has 25 years of international experience in regulatory and public interest matters relating to governance, reporting, assurance and tax.

He joined the PIOB in 2022 as Nominations Director, when the PIOB assumed responsibility for appointing members to the Standard-Setting Boards.

In June 2023, he took over the Secretary General position from Gonzalo Ramos, first in an acting capacity and was subsequently appointed Secretary General on a permanent basis with effect from 1 March 2024.

Martin was extensively engaged while based in Brussels on EU regulatory and legislative initiatives in the audit and accountancy spheres from 2000 to 2020. Among Martin’s additional areas of activity prior to joining the PIOB are: ethical tax planning through his leadership of the CFE Tax Advisers Europe 2021 initiative on “an ethics quality bar for all tax advisers”; audit quality assurance through his establishment and Chairmanship of the Quality Assurance Network for non-PIE audit; and public sector accounting and reporting through his Chairmanship of the ICAEW-PwC discussion series on “Sustainable public finances – EU perspectives”.

Over 2016-20, Martin was Chair of the Accountancy Sub-Group of the UK Professional Business Services Council’s Mutual Market Access Group, addressing the impact of Brexit on the accountancy profession. In 2008, Martin was lead researcher and author of an authoritative study on the structure and functioning of international accountancy firms published by the Fédération des Experts Comptables Européens (now Accountancy Europe). 

Martin completed a Ph.D in 2000 on the Italian state industrial sector, addressing the impact of political interference in the management of the Italian state industrial sector through corporate governance case studies. He worked as a part-time university lecturer from 1993 to 1998 in modern economic and political history.

Mark Smith

(Member since 2023)

Mark Smith is a chartered accountant who brings a preparer’s perspective to the Board.


He has a deep understanding of international accounting and financial reporting requirements gained through having been, concurrently, an accountant in industry, a member of several influential representative groups and a member of an advisory body to a national accounting standard-setter.


Over a period of 30 years, Mark held senior finance roles at the heart of UK-based multinational public companies in a variety of industries, latterly as Chief Accounting Officer of Dialog Semiconductor plc, a UK company that was listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Since leaving Dialog in 2022, Mark has worked as an independent accounting and reporting consultant.


From 2014 to 2020, Mark was a member of the Corporate Reporting Council (the advisory body to the Financial Reporting Council as the accounting standard-setter for the UK and Ireland).


From 2004 to 2015, he was Vice-Chairman of the Financial Reporting Committee of the 100 Group of Finance Directors (representing the CFOs of the largest companies listed on the London Stock Exchange). From 2007 to 2014, he was a member of the Financial Reporting Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He was also a founder member of the IASB’s Global Preparers’ Forum.


Mark has a degree in Economics from Cambridge University.

Sandra J. Peters

(Member since 2023)

Sandra Peters is a certified public accountant and a chartered financial analyst in the United States and holds the director certification from the National Association of Corporate Directors.  As head of global advocacy for the CFA Institute, she leads efforts related to the information that investors need for investment decision-making and a team responsible for tracking policy developments related not only to corporate disclosures but also to all information needed for investment decision-making, including environmental, social, and governance information and alternative data. 

As spokesperson for the CFA Institute, she conducts outreach to policy makers, standard setters, regulators, professional organizations, and the media to discuss and promote data for investment decision-making.   

She has extensive experience as an investor, preparer, and auditor. Most recently, she served as vice president and corporate controller at MetLife. Previously, she was a partner at KPMG, providing audit services primarily for insurance and financial services companies. 

She has been a member of numerous boards and is currently a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Investor Advisory Group and Standards and Emerging Issues Advisory Group.

She holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration in accounting from the University of Nebraska and a master’s degree in business administration finance from Indiana University.

Tomoyuki Furusawa

(Member since 2023)

Tomoyuki Furusawa is a former director-general of Japan’s Financial Services Agency and former secretary-general of the Securities and Exchange Surveillance Committee. He has expertise in (a) corporate governance reform in the Japanese capital market, (b) capital market regulations, and (c) financial regulations, including banking law, fund-transfer law, and certified public accountants law.

He began his career at the Japanese Ministry of Finance in 1986, holding positions in the Financial Markets Division and the Policy and Legal Division. Since joining the Financial Services Agency in 2006, he has led efforts to promote the integrity of the Japanese capital market and embed sustainability and diversity into corporate governance. Most recently, he helped to pass amendments to the Certified Public Accountants Law to promote gender equity among audit firms. He also strengthened board diversity and introduced sustainability-related reporting in corporate disclosure requirements by drafting and implementing the 2021 revision of the Corporate Governance Code.

He holds a bachelor of arts degree in law from the University of Tokyo and a master of arts degree in economics from the University of Cambridge. He also held teaching appointments at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy.

Philippe Christelle

(Member since 2023)

Philippe Christelle has been chief audit officer and director of the ethics function at the Capgemini Group, based in France (1999-2022). He specialized in ethics and internal audit and has served on numerous committees and commissions responsible for professional standards and oversight.

He has been a member of the Haut Conseil du Commissariat aux Comptes, which oversees statutory auditors and audit firms, chairman of the board of the Institut Français de l’Audit et du Contrôle Internes (IFACI), and president of the Confédération Européenne des Instituts d’Audit Interne (ECIIA). He has served on the European Commission’s Committee on Auditing, which devised the draft for the eighth directive on the statutory audit of accounts, and as a member of the board of directors of the global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

He also has two decades of experience in external audit, working at Peat Marwick Mitchell, Coopers & Lybrand, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

He was a member of both the Comité d’Examen National d’Activité and the ethics and deontology committee of the Compagnie Nationale des Commissaires aux Comptes. He chaired the Arnaud Bertrand technical committee, which coordinated major audit firms on matters of deontology and professional standards and reformed the code of conduct for statutory auditors.

A chartered accountant, graduate of Sciences-Po Paris, and the Paris Institut d’Administration des Entreprises business school, he holds a master’s degree in accounting and finance from Paris IX-Dauphine University and a master’s degree in philosophy from the Sorbonne. Since 1990, he has been a lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris and a senior lecturer at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and Paris IX-Dauphine University.

Tshego Modise

(Member since 2022)

Tshegofatso (Tshego) B. Modise is currently Head of Risk and Assurance in a global mining group company. Tshego has had experience as an independent director for a variety of non-governmental organizations (a bank, an accountancy college, and served extensively in accountancy professional bodies), both domestically and abroad, from 2007 through to 2019. The areas of expertise provided in such were in leadership (as president), finance, strategy, and regulatory compliance.


Tshego has headed (or directed) transformational initiatives, such as leading the implementation of the Accountants Act of 2010 for BICA, and oversight over cost effective strategies and accountability matters.


Given Tshego’s illustrious career as an auditor, she is an authentic leader with a strong work ethic, drives value creation mindset through collaboration, is skilled in problem-solving, and is a strong communicator. The immense experience on governance matters, risk management, and internal controls positions her an asset on matters of fiduciary responsibilities to any board.

Dave Sullivan

(Member since 2022)

Dave Sullivan is a consultant and retired Certified Public Accountant based in the United States. Dave spent over 30 years as an audit partner at Deloitte. Prior to his retirement in 2021, he was the Global Audit & Assurance Quality Leader for Deloitte. In this role, Dave led Deloitte Global’s audit quality strategy to serve the public interest and enable global capital markets through the execution of high-quality audits by their 70,000 audit professionals worldwide.


Dave held numerous leadership roles in Deloitte’s U.S firm, in particular serving as the U.S. Audit & Assurance Quality Leader. He was also a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the U.S. audit firm.

Dave has also been involved in the auditing profession, including serving as a member of the following: Professional Practice Executive Committee of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Standing Advisory Group of the U.S. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), and University of Southern California SEC and Financial Reporting Institute Advisory Council. Earlier in his career, Dave served for two years as a Fellow at the FASB.

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).