BlackRock’s Dalia Blass, EY’s Julie Boland Appointed to CAQ Governing Board
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Washington DC, July 19, 2022 – The CAQ’s Governing Board is comprised of chief executive officers from eight of the largest public company auditing firms and the American Institute of CPAs, as well as three independent board members. The Governing Board provides oversight for the CAQ and leads the development of the organization’s strategic agenda.
In July, the CAQ Governing Board added two new members. Dalia Blass was appointed as an independent board member effective July 18, 2022. Blass is Senior Managing Director, Head of External Affairs, at BlackRock Inc., where she serves on the firm’s Global Executive Committee. Julie Boland joined the Governing Board as of July 1, 2022 in tandem with becoming EY’s US Chair and Managing Partner and Americas Managing Partner.
“This is a dynamic period for US capital markets. As our markets evolve and expectations for company reported information grow beyond the historical financial statements, it is vital that public company auditors maintain high standards for audit quality,” said Julie Bell Lindsay, CEO, Center for Audit Quality. “We are extremely fortunate to have Dalia and Julie join the CAQ Governing Board at this critical time. Their experience and expertise will be invaluable to the CAQ’s mission building and maintaining investor trust in our capital markets.”
“Investors rely on accurate, timely, and comparable information to make capital allocation decisions,” noted Blass. “Maintaining the highest standards for assurance of public company reported information is critical to protect investors across the country, particularly as corporate reporting grows to meet their expectations. I’m excited to join the CAQ and help it maintain the smooth operation of capital markets.
“I’m delighted to join CAQ’s governing board at a time when the value of the audit and innovation within the profession have never been more important to our markets,” said EY’s Boland. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to address topics vital to audit quality and the audit of the future, including work to promote the attractiveness of the profession.”
About the Center for Audit Quality
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) is a nonpartisan public policy organization serving as the voice of U.S. public company auditors and matters related to the audits of public companies. The CAQ promotes high-quality performance by U.S. public company auditors; convenes capital market stakeholders to advance the discussion of critical issues affecting audit quality, U.S. 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 U.S. public company auditors and audits to dynamic market conditions.
Director of Communications