Kayla J. Gillan

Kayla Gillan, Former Board Member

​Kayla J. Gillan was appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission as a founding member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in October 2002.  Prior to her appointment, she worked in the pension field for more than 16 years, specializing in trust, securities, governance, administrative, policy, and operational matters.

Board Member Gillan served for six years as general counsel at the California Public Employees' Retirement System and for 10 years in other positions, including deputy general counse​​l. She was a principal architect of CalPERS' corporate governance program, managed all aspects of the fund's legal services, and oversaw a staff of internal auditors. Board Member Gillan interacted with corporate boards and executives, as well as investment advisers and institutional investors, including pension, labor, and mutual funds. 

Board Member Gillan​ is a frequent speaker and author on corporate governance issues and an active advocate for shareholder and investor interests.

She graduated with honors from the California State University at Sacramento and received her law degree from the University of California at Davis.