Barbara ("Bobby") Kipp is a Boston-based partner in PwC's Risk Assurance Services Practice. 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. She led the first compliance risk assessment for PwC and created the initial blueprint for PwC’s current Ethics & Compliance Program. She also led a multi-year engagement to develop and implement a global data protection and privacy program for PricewaterhouseCoopers in 150 countries. As such, Bobby brings a unique practical perspective to her work with clients. In addition to serving as the IT audit partner for a number of audit clients, her client work includes a range of engagements focused on helping clients assess and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their ethics, compliance, privacy, ERM, supply chain and other risk management programs, as well as enhancing their corporate sustainability and responsibility efforts. She frequently speaks and writes on risk management, business ethics and compliance topics at leading conferences, events and publications.
PricewaterhouseCoopers was the recipient of the 1998 American Business Ethics Award. 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’s 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; Walmart Better Living Business Plan Competition Judge; 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.
Bobby lives with her husband, Thomas, and three children in Bedford, Massachusetts. She plays Oboe and English horn in the Wellesley Symphony and other local musical groups.
Bobby Kipp and Sally Bernstein, co-leaders of PwC's Ethics and Compliance Practice sat down with Matt Kelly, the Editor-in-Chief of Compliance Week, to compare notes and share thoughts on what we learned from this year's State of Compliance study - and what the findings may mean for the future of the compliance function.