Board Announces 2007 Standing Advisory Group Members

Washington, D.C., Oct. 27, 2006

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board today announced new appointments and re-appointments to its Standing Advisory Group for 2007.

In May 2006, the Board began soliciting nominations and re-nominations to fill the slots of those whose terms have ended this year. The Board received more than 110 nominations and re-nominations. From this list, the Board selected individuals with expertise in a variety of fields, including accounting, auditing, corporate finance, corporate governance, and investing in public companies.

The list of new, reappointed and current members of the advisory group can be found here. Biographies of the members can be found on the Board’s Web site at under Standards, Standing Advisory Group.

The new two-year terms will begin in January 2007. Membership in the advisory group is personal to the member, and the duties and responsibilities of the member cannot be delegated to others. The Board will solicit nominations and re-nominations annually.

The group is chaired by the Board's Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards, Thomas Ray, and will meet approximately three times each year.