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Paula Loop is the leader for PwC’s Center for Board Governance and Investor Resource Institute, which aim to strengthen investor confidence and provide resources for directors and investors addressing new and traditional challenges.
An outgoing and accomplished leader, clients and colleagues have come to rely on Paula's passion for client service and her ability to develop and lead innovative, high-energy, proactive teams to deliver tangible results. Throughout her career, she has been an innovative and passionate champion for all elements of the firm's talent development strategy.
With more than 20 years of experience at PwC, Paula brings extensive knowledge in governance, technical accounting and SEC and financial reporting matters to both organizations.
She previously served as PwC’s New York Metro Regional Assurance Leader, where she led one of the firm’s largest assurance practices, overseeing roughly 275 partners and 3,000 staff members. Her responsibilities included: audit quality, partner and resource deployment, and financial results.
Prior to this role she was the U.S. and Global Talent Leader leading PwC’s global strategy in recruiting, onboarding and talent management, among other firm leadership responsibilities.
With a passion for giving back to the community, Paula currently serves on the board of the PwC Charitable Foundation.
Paula is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in New York and is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a B.S. in Business Administration.
Catherine helps boards and audit committees apply leading practices and understand the impact of emerging regulations on their activities. She has worked extensively with boards and directors from a number of countries, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Israel, Mexico, South Africa, the United States, and Venezuela.
Catherine co-wrote the Audit Committee Effectiveness -- What works best and Board Effectiveness -- What works best books, which were published in 2011. NACD Directorship magazine in 2011 named her for the fifth consecutive year as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States. She also speaks frequently at director conferences.
Catherine is a Certified Public Accountant (licensed in New Jersey) and a Chartered Accountant (from Canada) and holds a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.