Statement in Support of Issuing a Request for Comment on the Draft PCAOB 2022-2026 Strategic Plan

I am pleased to support the recommendation to issue a request for comment on our strategic plan. As we embark on our third decade, our strategic plan serves as a roadmap to achieving our vital mission of investor protection, and by incorporating feedback directly from our stakeholders we can ensure that our strategic plan is not only fit for purpose, but also reflects a multitude of views, including investors, audit committees, preparers, and the firms we regulate.

I would like to thank my fellow Board Members, and the staff involved, for thoughtfully developing this dynamic plan that focuses on the future of the PCAOB and will help drive improvement in audit quality, and thus investor protection, through the modernization of standards, enhancing inspections, strengthening enforcement, and improving the effectiveness of our organization.

I look forward to this opportunity to engage our stakeholders and eagerly await their views.