Audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP’s Board Leadership Center (BLC) today announced the addition of Annalisa Barrett to its team of corporate governance luminaries.
Based in San Diego, Barrett joins the BLC from her previous roles as founder and CEO of Board Governance Research and senior advisor at ValueEdge Advisors. She formerly held corporate governance leadership positions at The Corporate Library (now MSCI ESG Research) and Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson).
“Annalisa brings a wealth of governance knowledge to the BLC and the directors and boards we interact with,” said Dennis T. Whalen, leader of the BLC. “Her insights and experience will be invaluable in shaping leading practices in corporate governance and facilitating quality boardroom conversations as investors and other stakeholders continue to raise the bar on what it means to be an effective board today.”
Barrett joins a seasoned team at KPMG’s BLC—including senior advisors Patrick A. Lee (former legal executive at Verizon), Susan M. Angele (former legal executive at Hershey and Kraft/Nabisco), Stephen L. Brown (former head of corporate governance at TIAA), Claudia H. Allen (former co-chair of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP’s Corporate Governance practice), and Ken Daly (former CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors).
“The BLC provides valuable insights on the most important issues on board agendas,” said Barrett. “I’m looking forward to continuing to advance the dialogue on these critical boardroom issues – whether it’s board composition and diversity, environmental and social issues, shareholder engagement, or strategy and long-term value.”
Barrett is a frequent author and speaker on corporate governance issues and is regularly quoted in the press. She serves on the board of the Corporate Directors Forum and co-chairs its annual Directors Forum conference. Barrett is an adjunct lecturer of finance at the University of San Diego School of Business.
The KPMG Board Leadership Center champions outstanding governance to help drive long-term corporate value and enhance investor confidence. Through an array of programs and perspectives—including KPMG's Audit Committee Institute, the WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation, and more—the Center engages with directors and business leaders to help articulate their challenges and promote continuous improvement of public- and private-company governance. Drawing on insights from KPMG professionals and governance experts worldwide, the Center delivers practical thought leadership—on risk and strategy, talent and technology, globalization and compliance, financial reporting and audit quality, and more—all through a board lens.
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