Herbert Smith’s Fleck to chair auditing standards body

Worldwide practice partner Richard Fleck appointed chairman of Auditing Practices Board

Herbert Smith worldwide practice partner Richard Fleck has been appointed chairman of the Auditing Practices Board, a subsidiary of the Accountancy Foundation.

Fleck, widely known as ‘the accountants’ lawyer’, had a longstanding advisory relationship with Andersen until its collapse and also acts for PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG.

He has been involved in audit standard setting since 1986, when he became a member of the Auditing Practices Committee.