Christina Ho, one of the longest-serving members of HData’s Board of Directors, has been appointed to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies and the audits of brokers and dealers registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In order to accept the PCAOB appointment, Ho has resigned from her HData board seat.
Gary Gensler, chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, appointed Ho to her new role, and today her appointment was unanimously approved by the Commission.
“The PCAOB was formed in response to a crisis of confidence in the corporate disclosures of issuers after the WorldCom and Enron accounting scandals nearly 20 years ago. Finance is about trust, and the PCAOB has a critical role to play in ensuring that public company financial disclosures can be trusted by investors,” said SEC Chair Gary Gensler. “With these additions to the Board, the PCAOB will have the leadership to meet the mission given to it by Congress. Erica, Christina, Kara, and Tony have demonstrated deep commitment to public service. They will represent the interests of investors and the public at the PCAOB.”
“We are thrilled to congratulate Christina on her appointment and her return to public service. Her efforts to transform governmentwide spending information from disconnected documents into open data greatly improved public transparency and accountability,” said Hudson Hollister, HData founder and CEO. “Her leadership on public policy, business strategy, and technology development has been vital to HData’s growth. She will be missed on our Board of Directors.”
Ho held several roles in the U.S. Treasury Department, including Deputy Assistant Secretary for Accounting Policy and Financial Transparency, and was responsible for leading the implementation of the DATA Act of 2014.