Catherine Ide, CPA

Managing Director of Professional Practice and Member Services


Catherine Ide is the Managing Director of Professional Practice and Member Services at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), where she leads and advances regulatory and policy strategies that promote the professional practice and audit quality agendas. Previously, Ide served as Director of Audit at the global law firm of Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy. In that role, she helped create the firm’s internal audit and compliance function. While at Fragomen, Ide developed and launched their global practice review audit plan to over 46 offices worldwide. Prior to Fragomen, Ide was in the audit practice at PwC for over 15 years, most recently as a Senior Manager in PwC’s Chief Auditor Network providing auditing advice and technical guidance on auditing standards, policies, and methodologies at the local engagement level, particularly related to areas of internal and external inspection findings. Ide is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Virginia, and she holds a BS in Accounting with Special Attainments in Commerce from Washington & Lee University.