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Moore Australia media team

Moore Australia is proud to hear the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has announced the appointment of Moore Australia Director, Michelle Shafizadeh to the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AUASB). As the independent Commonwealth body responsible for developing, issuing, and maintaining auditing and assurance standards in Australia, the AUASB is recognised as contributing to enhanced credibility in external reporting through independent auditing and assurance.
Speaking on the appointment, Michelle Shafizadeh said: “It is an honour and privilege to be appointed to the AUASB.  It is truly a great time to be joining.  There are great strategic initiatives which are in the public interest and strong outreach in the community on topics of significance to the future of auditing and assurance in Australia. 

“I am looking forward to working with the AUASB, National and Global standard setters to influence international standards, developing specific Australian standards, advocating for improved audit quality outcomes, developing thought leadership and providing input into external reporting frameworks.”

David Tomasi, Managing Partner, Moore Australia (WA) and Chairman of Moore Australia commented: “The appointment of Michelle to the AUASB speaks to her previous experience in technical roles in the public and private sector, and her current Director position at Moore Australia. Michelle has a drive to innovate and looks to the future. As always, as a member of the senior leadership team at Moore Australia, Michelle is leading by example.”

About Michelle Shafizadeh:
Michelle Shafizadeh is Director, Governance and Risk Advisory in Moore Australia’s Perth office and has over 28 years’ experience in the profession.  Michelle has significant experience in governance, risk management, accounting, external and internal audit, and financial reporting in the private and public sector.