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Mr Darryl Swindells, audit partner at accountants and advisers HLB Mann Judd Sydney, has been appointed chairman of HLB International’s Audit Working Group.

Mr Darryl Swindells, audit partner at accountants and advisers HLB Mann Judd Sydney, has been appointed chairman of HLB International’s Audit Working Group.

Mr Swindells was appointed to the role during the recent HLB International (HLBI) European meeting.  He has been a member of the group since its inception in 2003 and is the group’s first chairman.

He has over 35 years experience in auditing, forensic accounting, fraud prevention and accounting standard and joined HLB Mann Judd in 1990.

Mr Swindells said “I am honoured to be appointed Chairman of HLBI’s Audit Working Group.

“The increasing globalisation of auditing standards and the complexity of audit requirements places increased responsibility on audit firms, including HLBI’s member firms.

“The work of the Audit Working Group with the member firms of the HLBI association continues to be a vital resource to ensure the quality, timeliness and compliance of audit work for clients of HLBI’s member firms, and the availability of high quality audit services for clients across the globe.”

The HLBI Audit Working Group is responsible for the HLBI Quality Assurance Programme, and the production of the network’s Audit and Assurance Manual and other tools available to HLBI member firms, enabling them to comply with International Auditing Standards and offering a high quality transnational audit service to its international member firm clients.

About HLB International is a fast-growing, dynamic network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisers. Formed in 1969, it ranks in the top 12 international accounting networks, servicing clients through its member firms in over 100 countries. HLB International is a member of the Forum of Firms.

HLBI focuses on quality and personal service, reinforced by regular quality assurance reviews of all member firms, an up-to-date ISA compliant international audit manual and membership of external professional bodies focused on quality issues.  Member firms are well-established locally with most firms ranked among the top twelve nationally.

Website: www.hlbi.com

About HLB Mann Judd Sydney is a leading mid-tier accounting firm and a member of the HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association, which has member firms throughout Australia and New Zealand.  The HLB Mann Judd Australasian Association consists of 8 member firms and 3 representative firms and has approximately 90 partners and around 700 staff members. It represents a group of specialists providing business advice and services to a wide range of business organisations and private clients.

Website: www.hlb.com.au

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 For more information please contact:

                Darryl Swindells – Phone: 02 9020 4065

25 January 2012