The Board

The five members of the PCAOB Board, including the Chairperson, are appointed to staggered five-year terms by the Securities and Exchange Commission, after consultation with the Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the Secretary of the Treasury.

  • Photo of Erica Y. Williams
    Erica Y. Williams
    Erica Y. Williams was appointed as Chair of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2021 and sworn in on January 10, 2022. Her current term expires on October 24, 2024.
  • Photo of Duane M. DesParte
    Duane M. DesParte
    Duane M. DesParte was appointed as a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in December 2017 and sworn in on April 9, 2018. He was reappointed in May 2019. He was designated as Acting Chairperson from June 2021 to January 2022. His current term expires on October 24, 2023.
  • Photo of Christina Ho
    Christina Ho
    Christina Ho was appointed as Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2021 and sworn in on November 9, 2021. Her current term expires on October 24, 2025.
  • Photo of Kara M. Stein
    Kara M. Stein
    Kara M. Stein was appointed as Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2021 and sworn in on November 18, 2021. Her current term expires on October 24, 2026.
  • Photo of Anthony C. Thompson
    Anthony C. Thompson
    Anthony C. Thompson was appointed as a Board Member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2021 and sworn in on January 3, 2022. He was reappointed in June 2022. His current term expires on October 24, 2027.