Kevin Reed, Accountancy Age, Monday 1 November 2010 at 12:29:00

Former PwC man as interim chairman of FRC operating body the AccountingStandards Board

An interim chairman has been appointed to the Accounting Standards boardafter Ian Mackintosh's departure last week.

Roger Marshall takes on the top role at the ASB. The former PwC seniorpartner has audited FTSE 100 companies, and was chairman of the firm's corporatereporting task force in 20008/2009.

In May he joined sister body the Professional Oversight Board. He is also adirector of Old Mutual.

"Roger brings with him an enormous wealth of professional expertise and akeen interest in technical accounting issues that will be valuable to theAccounting Standards Board at this important time in the evolution of nationaland global standards," said FRC chairman Baroness Hogg.

He takes up the role with immediate effect. A further announcement regardinga permanent appointment is expected in "due course".

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