Sue Lee

Sue Lee is the PCAOB’s Chief Risk Officer and Acting Chief Administrative Officer.

As the Chief Risk Officer, Ms. Lee leads the Office of Enterprise Risk Management and oversees the organization’s risk management, compliance, ethics, and security programs. As the Chief Risk Officer, Ms. Lee will establish the PCAOB’s ERM framework, which is used to identify potential events that may affect an organization, manage the associated risks and opportunities, and provide reasonable assurance that an organization’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives will be achieved.

As the Acting Chief Administrative Officer, Ms. Lee provides executive oversight to the Office of Human Resources, the Office of Finance, the Budget Office, and the Facilities Department within the Office of Administration.

Prior to joining the PCAOB, Ms. Lee was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary of a publicly traded chemicals and materials company.  In this role, she managed the company’s legal, compliance, privacy, corporate governance, enterprise risk, and government affairs functions. Prior to that, Ms. Lee was the Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for a publicly traded cybersecurity company.

Ms. Lee has also served in various legal, compliance, and risk advisory roles at Fortune 500 companies and was an attorney in New York City at the law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.  She earned her bachelor’s and law degrees at Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude.