Robertson was nominated by the consultative committee of accountancy bodies, and will take up the post on Wednesday (1 December).
Robertson said: ‘The Financial Reporting Council plays an important role in the UK, regulating the accountancy bodies, undertaking a proactive role in compliance with company law and accounting standards.
‘Following the high-profile corporate scandals in recent years, its responsibilities in relation to audit and auditing standards take on even greater importance. I am delighted to take up this position and provide business representation on the Council.’
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