Deputy Chair, IPSASB
Mike Blake was Tasmanian Auditor-General from May 2004 to March 2016, and is now focusing on board positions. Prior to accepting the position as Tasmania’s Auditor-General, he was Auditor-General for the Northern Territory. His career has involved working in both the private and public sectors. He began at Deloitte Ross Tohmatsu for 16 years, starting in Zimbabwe and ending up in Western Australia, where he joined the Audit Office of Western Australia and rose to the position of Deputy Auditor-General. Mike was a partner with Deloitte Zimbabwe for 8 years.
Mike has been active in standard-setting in Australia as a member of the Consultative Committee to the former Public Sector Accounting Standards Board from 1994 to 1998 and served as a Board member in 1999. He was also a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board’s Urgent Issues Group representing Auditors-General from 2003 to 2005 and was appointed to the Australian Auditing and Assurance Board in 2006 on which he served for 6 years. Mike is a current member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and of the IPSASB.