Center for Audit Quality Names New Executive Director

Julie Bell Lindsay

Julie Bell Lindsay

Julie Bell Lindsay will succeed Cindy Fornelli as the executive director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) on May 6.

Retiring after 12 years as executive director, Fornelli will continue at the CAQ through May 2019 to help with the leadership transition.

Lindsay comes to the CAQ from Citigroup, where she was managing director and deputy head for global regulatory affairs. In March, the CAQ’s governing board unanimously approved Lindsay’s appointment.

“Julie brings deep experience in the capital markets and an appreciation for the vital role of the public company auditing profession in our system of investor protection,” says Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte US CEO and chair of the CAQ board.

At Citigroup, Lindsay worked to develop and execute the bank’s regulatory policy priorities and strategy, engaging extensively with regulators, international standards-setters, trade organizations and peer institutions. Prior to Citigroup, among other endeavors, she served as counsel to SEC Commissioner Cynthia A. Glassman.

“Since 2007, the CAQ has established itself as force in public company auditing, thanks to its convening power, its constructive policy engagement and vision for the profession’s future,” Lindsay says.