Dr Keith Kendall joined the AASB as Chair in May, 2020. Prior to his appointment, he was a Partner at Rigby Cooke Lawyers, a Victorian barrister, and a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University. His experience across law, academia, accounting, and government (as a member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal), allows him to bring a well-rounded perspective to the AASB’s projects and strategic direction.
Helena Simkova, Acting Technical Director, AASB has been working for AASB since April 2019. Her role includes review of technical accounting papers, preparation and presentation of Board papers, development of Standards, amendments and exposure drafts, liaising with international counterparts and presenting publicly on a range of technical matters.
Helena worked in Group Accounting Policy in Telstra Australia from May 2014 until April 2019. Her role included review of the company accounting policies, providing accounting advices to internal finance teams, participating in implementation of new accounting standards and preparation of statutory reporting disclosures. She worked in PwC for 7 years, specialising on audit of energy and shipping companies (PwC Australia), technical advisory (PwC Australia) and audit of banks and insurance companies in Czech Republic (PwC Czech Republic).