Mary Ann Cloyd

Mary Ann Cloyd is the Leader of PwC's Center for Board Governance. The Center’s mission is to help directors effectively meet the challenges of their critical roles by sharing governance leading practices, publishing thought leadership materials, offering forums on current issues, and meeting with boards of directors, audit committees, and executives to share insights into significant governance challenges and developments.
Mary Ann has over 37 years of public accounting experience serving multinational corporate clients in a variety of industries. She has served on both PwC's Global and US Boards of Partners and Principals. Mary Ann also has substantial operational experience. She was the Tax Market Leader for the Southern California, Phoenix and Las Vegas tax practices for many years.
On the US Board Mary Ann chaired the Risk Management, Ethics & Compliance Committee and the Partner Admissions Committee. She was also on the Management Executive Compensation Committee and People Committee. On the Global Board she served on the Risk and Operations Committee and the Clients Committee.
Active in professional and community organizations, Mary Ann is on the Board of Trustees of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation, Inc. and was President of the Foundation for many years. She is also on the UCLA Iris Cantor Women's Center Advisory Board, the Board of Directors for the Geffen Playhouse and the Board of Directors of the California Chamber of Commerce. She has previously been a member of the United Way of Southern California Women Leaders' Steering Committee and the Baylor Business School Advisory Board. In addition, she has been on the Boards of Junior Achievement and the American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles.
Mary Ann graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
She is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of California, Texas, and New Jersey and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Posts by Mary Ann Cloyd

  • Cybersecurity framework: A starting point for companies (06.16.14 )

    By Mary Ann Cloyd, Leader, PwC’s Center for Board Governance   Editor’s Note: Additional resources on cybersecurity from The Conference Board can be found here. Earlier this year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) released its new Cybersecurity Framework. Charles Beard, principal in PwC’s forensics practice and former senior vice president and general […]

  • Board Renewal: Taking a Fresh Look at Board Composition (09.19.13 )

    By Mary Ann Cloyd, Leader, PwC Center for Board Governance Many boards today are trying to figure out if they have the proper skills and experience to guide their companies now and in the future. Each board needs to consider whether the backgrounds and experience of its existing directors are appropriate or if new skills […]