The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), responsible for global audit and assurance standard setting, has appointed Matthew Waldron as technical director.

In this role, Waldron works closely with the IAASB chair to engage senior members of the global accountancy profession, the regulatory community, and other key stakeholders in support of, and to enhance, global public trust; and to manage the international audit and assurance standard-setting program. Waldron leads and develops a dynamic team of highly-talented individuals that help influence the direction, shape, and content of leading-edge standard-setting projects. His team operates in a diverse and collegial environment, building strong relations with colleagues and peers who are passionate about international standard setting.

Previously, Waldron was a director in the Financial Reporting Policy Group at CFA Institute, where he represented membership interests regarding audit and financial reporting proposals issued by the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board, the International Accounting Standards Board, and other regulators and standard setters. Earlier in his career, he also worked for KPMG and PwC.

Since 2014, Waldron has chaired the IAASB’s Consultative Advisory Group, in addition to serving as a member representative since 2007. Under Waldron’s leadership, the IAASB is now seeking to fill multiple vacancies.