AASB Steering Committee

About the AASB Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is a standing committee of the AASB. The Steering Committee helps staff to identify improvements in AASB processes. This is accomplished by working with staff on certain projects to reduce the amount of time needed for discussion of these projects at AASB meetings. The AASB does not delegate its decision-making authority to the Steering Committee and, therefore, the mandate of the Steering Committee is only to provide advice.

Staff Contact(s)

Svetlana Berger, CPA, CA, MAcc

Principal, Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

Role & Responsibilities

The role and responsibilities of the AASB Steering Committee includes the following:

  • enhancing the speed and effectiveness of AASB operations;
  • counseling and advising staff on activities and projects between AASB meetings or when matters clearly do not require discussion at AASB meetings;
  • identifying and responding to the need for change to AASB’s working procedures and practices, other than changes that would require a revision of the Due Process Manual.


The Steering Committee meets two weeks prior to each AASB meeting and/or conference call.


The Committee consists of:

  • a subset of AASB members, including the Chair of the AASB.

Jean Francois Trépanier

CPA auditeur, CA
Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton LLP
Montréal, QC

Janet Stockton

BDO Canada LLP
Toronto, ON

Ken Charbonneau

AASB Canada
Toronto, ON

Michael Pickup

Office of the Auditor General of Canada
Halifax, NS