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Brett James, FCA

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Chief of Operations, International Foundation for Ethics and Audit

Brett James was appointed Chief of Operations in 2021. Mr. James is responsible for the operational activities of the International Foundation for Ethics and Audit, including the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB) and the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA).

Prior to this role, Mr. James was a senior member of the IAASB’s technical staff for more than a decade. In that role, he delivered projects addressing accounting estimates, quality management, other information,  and assurance engagements among others.

Earlier in his career Mr. James worked for the Office of the Chief Accountant at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission working on both accounting and auditing issues. He previously worked at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, where he lectured on financial and management accounting and accounting ethics. He began his career in the audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. James is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.