President & CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors
Kenneth Daly is the president and CEO of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), a position he has held since May 2007. As head of the nation’s largest member-based organization for board directors, Daly is a recognized expert on corporate governance and board transformation. Under his leadership, NACD has grown in size and in scope, more than doubling its revenue and increasing membership by nearly 100 percent.
Prior to joining the organization, Daly was an audit partner at KPMG, where he also served as the partner-in-charge of the national risk management practice. Retiring in 2005 from the firm, he assumed the role of executive director of KPMG’s Audit Committee Institute. Daly has served on and chaired audit committees. He has extensive audit partner experience and routinely lends his regulatory expertise to counsel audit committees in critical areas, such as risk oversight. He has extensive experience as an auditor and consulting with companies in the banking and insurance industries. He is especially knowledgeable about the financial services industry.
Daly is a frequent speaker and writer on many timely issues confronting today’s corporate board, including executive compensation. He regularly appears in media and has recently been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Reuters, AP Radio and Fox News Radio, among others.
Daly received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Delaware and has attended KPMG’s International Partner Program in Birkenstock, Switzerland, as well as the partner development program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He is a CPA (inactive status) in Pennsylvania.