Kenneth Daly

Senior Advisor to Board Leadership Center


As a Senior Advisor with the KPMG Board Leadership Center, Ken Daly is a recognized thought leader on corporate governance and board transformation. Prior to joining the BLC, from 2007 to 2017, Ken served as CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the world’s largest organization for board directors, during which he led the NACD through a period of unprecedented growth and influence in Washington DC. Previously, he was an audit partner at KPMG, where he also served as the partner-in-charge of the national risk management practice. Upon his retirement from KPMG LLP in 2005, he assumed the role of Executive Director of KPMG's Audit Committee Institute (ACI). Daly has served on and chaired audit committees and currently serves on the boards of Lutheran Services in America and Powerlytics, Inc. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues confronting corporate boards, including executive compensation. He has been quoted in The Wall Street JournalThe New York TimesThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Reuters, AP Radio, and Fox News Radio, among others.

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