The Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB) is an independent, statutory agency of the Australian Government, responsible for developing, issuing and maintaining auditing and assurance standards. Sound public interest-oriented auditing and assurance standards are necessary to reinforce the credibility of the auditing and assurance processes for those who use financial and other information. The AUASB standards are legally enforceable for audits or reviews of financial reports required under the Corporations Act 2001. The AUASB's role extends to liaison with other national standards setters and participation in international standard-setting initiatives.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    R. Management Board

  • Established By / Under

    PGPA Rule (Schedule 1)

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    X. Internal Management

  • Auditor


  • Function Categorization

    Regulatory / Review / Inquiry / Commission

  • Creation Date

    1 July 2004

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Dr. Roger Simnett 3 April 2017 31 March 2022
Member VACANT    
Member Ms. Julie Crisp 1 January 2018 1 January 2021
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Justin Reid 1 January 2017 31 December 2020
Member Mr. Gareth Bird 1 January 2017 31 December 2020
Member Ms. Robin Low 1 January 2017 31 December 2020
Member Mr. Robert Buchanan 1 July 2016 1 July 2019
Member VACANT    
Member VACANT    
Member Mr. Noel Harding 1 January 2018 1 January 2021
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