Kreston International has hired Andrew Collier as director of quality and professional standards. Collier replaces Sue Almond, who left the post in October to take up a role as the ACCA’s technical director.
Collier, who begins his role in December, joins from RSM International where he led the network’s global quality control review programme.
Kreston International executive director Jon Lisby said Collier’s experience and technical expertise will be an asset to the network.
“In addition to global quality, Andrew’s role with us will incorporate initiating guidance and practical support to audit teams on complex and current issues and the continued development of the network’s shared group audit methodology and tools,” he said.
“Andrew will also co-ordinate Kreston’s responses to public policy issues which has particular significance with the current EU proposals for change in the audit market and legislation to foster more competition and choice for the benefit of clients.”
Almond was Kreston International’s inaugural quality control director and was employed to help the network make the transition from association to network.