The Public Interest Oversight Board has approved the International Federation of Accountants’ (IFAC) appointment of Bob Dohrer, RSM’s Global Leader for Quality and Risk, to serve a three-year term on the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB).

IAASB is an independent standards body supported by IFAC, the global organisation for the accountancy profession, and sets the international standards for auditing, quality control and other assurance, enhancing the quality and uniformity of the practice throughout the world and strengthening public confidence in the global auditing and assurance profession.  

Bob Dohrer said: “I am honoured to be appointed to the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. The IAASB plays a vital role in enhancing trust and transparency in the global accounting environment and I look forward to contributing to its work.”

Jean Stephens, Chief Executive Officer of RSM, comments: “We are delighted that Bob has been appointed to the IAASB. It is a great achievement that is well deserved and is recognition of the many years of commitment that Bob has given to the development of the industry during his career. We look forward to supporting Bob in his work with the IAASB."

Since 2010, Bob has been Chair of the Forum of Firms,  and is currently working with the forum to transition to his new role. Dohrer will be joining fellow IAASB Board members: Arnold Schilder, Chairman (Netherlands); Charles E. Landes, Deputy Chair (United States); Jean Blascos (France); Valdir Coscodai (Brazil); Karin French (United States); Marek Grabowski (United Kingdom); Jonas Hällström (Sweden); Merran Kelsall (Australia); Annette Köhler (Germany); Fiona Campbell (Australia); Brendan Murtagh (Ireland); Marc Pickeur (Belgium); Sayaka Sumida (Japan); Jianhua Tang (China); Ron Salole (Canada); Rich Sharko (Russian Federation) and Megan Zietsman (United States).