Roger Simnett is a Scientia Professor of Accounting at UNSW Sydney Business School, Australia and the current Chair and CEO of the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He has played various leadership roles at the University and for the auditing profession. He has a background in standard setting, having served for the last 25 years on various standard setting bodies, including the Australian Auditing and Assurance Standards Board, the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board and the International Integrated Reporting Council working panel.
Roger is a recognized leading international researcher whose research interests cover a range of international auditing/assurance issues aimed at improving audit/assurance quality and making policy recommendations. He is the author of a leading auditing and assurance textbook, and has over 80 publications in the world’s leading journals, including The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and Contemporary Accounting Research. He has held or currently holds visiting or adjunct Professorial appointments at a number of institutions including Boston College, King College London and Maastricht University, and is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Academy of Social Sciences.