April 2, 2024

KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO Paul Knopp to Helm CAQ’s Governing Board

Washington DC, April 2, 2024 – Paul Knopp, KPMG U.S. Chair and CEO, has been elected Chair of the CAQ’s Governing Board, effective April 1, 2024.

The CAQ’s Governing Board is comprised of a variety of leaders representing the financial reporting ecosystem, including chief executive officers from some of the largest public company audit firms, the American Institute of CPAs, as well as independent board members from investor, board member and issuer communities. The Governing Board oversees the CAQ’s strategic agenda and activities.

“The financial reporting landscape is constantly evolving, creating new challenges and opportunities for the public company audit profession,” said Julie Bell Lindsay, Chief Executive Officer, CAQ. “With his extensive experience serving large, multinational clients as an audit partner and his leadership and long-standing dedication to the profession as the Chair and CEO at KPMG,  Paul will be essential to the CAQ as we fulfill our mission of supporting high-quality financial reporting, convening capital market stakeholders to advance discussions on audit quality issues and championing policies and standards that bolster and support audits.”

“With rapidly emerging technologies such as generative AI, new corporate reporting areas including new climate disclosure rules and a need to strengthen the talent pipeline for the future, now is a transformative time for the public company audit profession,” said Knopp. “I look forward to supporting the CAQ in executing their strategic agenda and supporting the profession as it embraces the future of financial reporting while maintaining a laser focus on investor protection through high-quality audits.”

Knopp succeeds Tim Ryan, US Senior Partner at PwC. “Tim has been instrumental in leading the CAQ to help address some of the most important issues impacting our profession, from the talent pipeline to helping the profession lead the way in emerging areas of corporate reporting like climate and cybersecurity,” said Lindsay.

About the Center for Audit Quality

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is a nonpartisan public policy organization serving as the voice of US public company auditors and matters related to the audits of public companies. The CAQ promotes high-quality performance by US public company auditors; convenes capital market stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues affecting audit quality, US public company reporting, and investor trust in the capital markets; and using independent research and analyses, champions policies and standards that bolster and support the effectiveness and responsiveness of US public company auditors and audits to dynamic market conditions.