We have individually notified the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission) of our respective intentions to resign from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on the earlier of October 1, 2021, or the date of the appointment of new Board members. While it has been an honor to serve as Board Members of the PCAOB and a privilege to work alongside our dedicated staff to advance our important mission, neither of us applied to be considered by the Commission for the Board seats that we currently hold.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff of the PCAOB for their hard work and dedication. We are especially proud of the perseverance they have demonstrated during the past 18 months in adhering to our values and working to advance our mission, despite the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic and the many challenges associated with it. Thanks to their efforts and adaptability, the PCAOB has been able to advance key initiatives and accomplish its statutory mandate in very challenging times.
We remain fully committed to the mission and work of the PCAOB and our fiduciary duties as Board Members until we depart. We will leave the PCAOB with pride at having been involved in significant efforts and accomplishments, and we have nothing but respect for the important work we know the staff will continue to perform. It has also been an honor for us to serve alongside one another - the first time the PCAOB has had two female Board Members. We want to extend our gratitude to our current and former Board Members with whom we have had the opportunity to work, and we wish much success to those that will succeed us.