Director, Australasia Assessment
Arta Beikzadeh is the Founder of Sustainable Assurance Solutions (SAS) and, since its acquisition by LRQA, Director of Australasia Assessment. She is one of Australia’s most experienced best practice experts in Corporate Social Responsibility. Arta is originally an Industrial Engineer, has a Global Executive MBA from the University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management, is Certified in Governance, Compliance and Risk Management, and is a Fellow member of the Governance Institute of Australia. She has been awarded the Silicon Valley Immersion Certificate in Entrepreneurship & Innovation by the University of San Francisco, School of Management Executive Education. Additionally, she is a CSR and Licensed SEDEX Trainer and CSCA (Certified Social Compliance Auditor) by APSCA (Association of Professional Social Compliance Auditors).
Arta has managed Business Assurance teams across various organisations and corporations and consistently achieved improvement in operational efficiency, resulting in increased revenue and profit.
Arta commenced her career as an Industrial Engineer and worked across the fields of sustainability, ethical sourcing and social compliance, Quality Management Systems, and process improvement. Widely regarded as the pioneer of CSR auditing in Australia, Arta is highly sought after as a speaker, consultant, and auditor, as well as a mentor and trainer of emerging CSR auditing talent.
Arta has guided over 500 organisations across the globe to perform at a higher level as they embrace best practices of ethical and sustainable sourcing to grow their business.
Born in Tehran, educated in the UK, Canada, Australia, and the USA and now living and working in Australia, Arta has worked and studied across the globe. She travelled and studied in eleven countries across 5 continents as part of a Global Executive MBA between 2017 and 2019. She helps businesses to achieve improvement in their corporate responsibility requirements whilst increasing their revenue and profit and believes the two are not- and cannot- be mutually exclusive.