Barbara ("Bobby") Kipp is a Boston-based partner in PwC's Risk Assurance and Sustainable Business Solutions practice. She leads the firm’s Conflict Minerals solutions.
She has over 30 years of experience in professional services, including many years as a financial auditor and IT auditor. As the former Global and US Ethics & Business Conduct Leader, and US Chief Privacy Officer for PwC, she led the development and operation of PwC’s US and Global Ethics & Business Conduct Programs and US Privacy Program. Her client work spans auditing, risk and compliance management, privacy and sustainability engagements, including helping clients develop and operate their ethical sourcing and sustainable supply chain risk management programs.
Prior to assuming the role of Ethics & Business Conduct Leader in 1996, Bobby was a financial statement audit partner with the Firm. She is a CPA in Massachusetts.
Bobby frequently speaks and writes on sustainability, risk management, business ethics, and compliance topics at leading conferences, events and publications. Her professional and community activities have included the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (now Director Emeritus); Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Ethics Resource Center; Bentley College Center for Business Ethics Executive Fellow; Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG) Capability Assessment Working Group; New England Ethics Forum; University of Massachusetts, Accounting Advisory Council; Bedford Education Foundation; Bedford Patrons of Music Students Executive Committee; Board of Directors of the Chamber Music and Composers' Conference of the East; Treasurer and member of the Board of Directors of the Boston Center for the Arts; Member of the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra; and Bedford Youth Softball Coach. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy.
Sally Bernstein and Bobby Kipp, co-leaders of Ethics and Compliance Services sat down to compare notes and share thoughts on what we learned from this year's survey - and what the findings may mean as the compliance function continues to evolve.