20 September 2023

Appointment of new Chair of Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

The Albanese Government has appointed Douglas Niven as the full-time Chair of the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board for a period of five years. 

The AUASB plays an incredibly important role in our economy by developing, issuing and maintaining auditing and assurance standards.

Douglas Niven has 40 years of private and public sector experience in the field of financial reporting, accounting and auditing, including most recently leading ASIC’s financial reporting and audit programs.  

This appointment will add to the considerable skills and experience available to the AUASB.

On behalf of the government, I thank outgoing Chair Bill Edge for his commitment to the AUASB and the Financial Reporting Council since 2016.