Board Member J. Robert Brown, Jr. to Leave the PCAOB

Washington, Jan. 12, 2021

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) today announced that J. Robert Brown, Jr. will conclude his service on the Board this month.

Brown was sworn in on February 1, 2018, after his appointment by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in December 2017. He served as the Chair of the Investor and Other Stakeholders Working Group of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators, which seeks to advance investors’ views in the international regulatory community.

“We appreciate Jay’s service to the PCAOB and his efforts to advance audit quality,” said PCAOB Chairman William D. Duhnke III. “We wish him all the best.”

“It was a great honor and privilege to serve on the Board and to work alongside the PCAOB’s talented and devoted staff,” said Brown. “The PCAOB has the opportunity to serve as a catalyst for the evolution of the audit process to ensure that it better meets the needs and interests of investors and the public.”

Before joining the PCAOB, Brown was a law professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and served as the Secretary to the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee.

Read more about Board Member Brown’s PCAOB priorities in his statement.


About the PCAOB

The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate, and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of brokers and dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws.


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