Center for Board Governance: Our mission

Our mission is to help directors effectively meet the challenges of their critical roles. We do this by sharing governance leading practices, publishing thought leadership, and offering forums on current issues. We also meet with boards of directors, audit committees and executives to share our insights into significant governance challenges and developments. This helps directors comply with evolving expectations and regulations.

Paula Loop, Leader, Center for Board Governance

Paula LoopPaula 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 L. Bromilow, Partner, Center for Board Governance

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.

Don Keller, Partner, Center for Board Governance

Since 2009, Don has been a partner in PwC's Center for Board Governance, which provides thought leadership, points of view on contemporary governance issues, and training to prominent boards of directors and the governance community. He provides practical governance perspectives and personal insights, as well as evaluating and benchmarking activities relative to his personal experience and leading practices. With over 35 years of cumulative knowledge and experience, and having served as the lead engagement partner of several of PwC's Global 100 clients, Don's career has spanned a wide variety of industries from technology and software to industrial products and oil and gas.

Don served as PwC's Global Software Industry Leader for five years, and he uses his information technology background to address related board considerations regarding emerging technologies. He was the chief architect of the firm’s research on board oversight of information technology and the resulting publication Directors and IT - What Works Best. He has also worked on several investigations. This experience gives him a unique perspective in discussing relevant board oversight considerations, including mitigating related fraud risks.

As a recognized public speaker at conferences and forums, Don has addressed a variety of topics, including corporate governance, industry business practices, SEC reporting, and emerging technologies. He recently presented at the annual national conferences of Corporate Board Member and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). He has served as a faculty member and written many courses for NACD's professional development director training programs, programs sponsored by the Colorado State Society of CPAs, and the Professional Development Institute.

Don has frequently been quoted in the press and in periodicals, such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Investor's Business Daily, and CFO Magazine. He has also authored or co-authored a number of other works, including Audit committee effectiveness—What Works Best; Software Industry Accounting, published by Wiley & Sons; and PwC's User Friendly Guide to Software Revenue Recognition.

Don was the managing partner of the Austin office. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

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