April 09, 2018 Articles

What to Expect from the New PCAOB Directors

The background of the new directors, the new rules they will implement, and the challenges they will have to overcome.

By Jonathan Walsh and Benjamin Woodruff

This year, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) will have an entirely new set of directors for the first time since its inception. On December 12, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the appointment of William D. Duhnke III as chairman of the PCAOB and J. Robert Brown, Kathleen M. Hamm, James G. Kaiser, and Duane M. DesParte as board members.

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