Board Member Duane M. DesParte Elected IFIAR Chair

Washington, Apr. 21, 2021

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is pleased to share that Board Member Duane M. DesParte has been elected Chair of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR). In that role, DesParte will serve a two-year term expiring in April 2023.

DesParte has been a PCAOB Board Member since April 2018 and has been actively involved with the PCAOB’s international activities. “I am honored for this opportunity to lead IFIAR in its important work,” said DesParte. “IFIAR brings together audit regulators from across the globe to share experiences, knowledge and perspectives, helping to improve the effectiveness of audit oversight globally and thereby raising the bar on audit quality.”

“Congratulations to Board Member DesParte. His appointment and willingness to serve reflect the PCAOB’s continuing commitment to international engagement,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke III.

Learn more about the PCAOB’s work with IFIAR and other international organizations on our website.


About the PCAOB

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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