Linda de Beer
South Africa

Linda is a Chartered Accountant South Africa (SA), a Chartered Director SA and holds a Master’s degree in taxation. She is also a professor in practice (honorary) at the University of Johannesburg.

She is an independent non-executive director and has been serving on the boards of South African listed companies for the past ten years. Linda was appointed as chair of the Public Interest Oversight Board (PIOB), based in Spain, in April 2020. She has an extensive career in setting and oversight of standards, regulation and governance (IFRS, ISA, JSE Listings Requirements and various King Codes) and training and advising in those areas.

Some of her previous positions held include membership of the following:

• Investor Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in the United States of America.
• Chair of the Consultative Advisory Group of the International Audit and Assurance Standards Board.
• The King Committee on Corporate Governance in South Africa.

In 2019 she co-authored a book with Prof Mervyn King (SA), on the future of the auditing profession, entitled The Auditor: Quo Vadis?