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30 Oct. 2020

Joint Announcement from AASB and Swinburne University of Technology | Appointment of AASB Research Director

Dr Mark Shying CA has been appointed Research Director at the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

Dr Shying, an Industry Fellow at the Swinburne Business School, will take up the part-time post in November and will lead and manage the research agenda of the Office of the AASB.  He will have responsibility for identifying, undertaking and managing the outsourcing of strategically significant research projects to enable the AASB to take a leadership role in aspects of international standard setting and in shaping the Australian reporting framework.

Professor Keryn Chalmers, Dean of the Swinburne Business School said “I am delighted that Mark is joining the AASB as Research Director.  Industry Fellows at the Swinburne Business School are all about industry experience and connections – which are of significant benefit to our students and academics in teaching and research .  Mark’s appointment is testament to his special skill set, forges stronger connections between universities and industry and allows him to bring into the business school current developments and thinking about reporting – a  win for him, our students and academics.”

Chair of the AASB, Dr Keith Kendall, said “We are very much looking forward to Dr Shying starting with us. The AASB recognises the important contribution that academia makes to the standard setting process and Dr Shying’s blend of academic, standard setting and professional experience makes him an ideal fit to drive the AASB’s research agenda.”

Dr Shying said he was excited by the appointment.  “The role will enable a further enhancement of the current collaboration between academia, business, not-for-profits, the public sector and the AASB that is so important to leading the future design of reporting across all sectors.”


Dr Keith Kendall                               

AASB Chair


Professor Keryn Chalmers 

Dean, Swinburne Business School
Faculty of Business and Law