Deloitte CEO William G. Parrett to Speak on Accounting and Accountability in Leaders Forum Lecture, December 8 at 11:45 a.m.

New Haven, Conn., December 5, 2005—William G. Parrett, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, will speak as part of the Yale School of Management Leaders Forum on Thursday, December 8, 2005, 11:45 a.m. in the General Motors Room of Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue. The talk is free and open to the public.

As the head of one of accounting’s Big Four firms, Mr. Parrett has been a leading figure in the regulation and reforms that have altered the accounting profession in the years since the Enron and Worldcom scandals created a crisis of credibility in the industry. His talk will address the state of accounting today, as well as broader issues of economic transformation, accountability, and integrity on a global scale.

In a career that spans more than 35 years, Mr. Parrett has served many of Deloitte’s leading clients. Joining a predecessor firm of Deloitte & Touche in 1967, he became a partner in 1977. He co-founded the firm’s Global Financial Services Industry practice and served as its first chairman.

Mr. Parrett is a leader of innovation and inspiration. He brings a distinguished track record of service to many of the firm’s leading clients, currently serving as an advisory or leadership partner to General Motors, Merrill Lynch & Co., Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Bridgestone Corporation, Royal Bank of Canada, BASF, The Charles Schwab Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Marsh & McLennan Companies, and The Procter & Gamble Company, among others.

A long-time advocate of community service, Mr. Parrett serves on a broad spectrum of boards including Carnegie Hall, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the United Way of America. He is a member of the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy, and of the G100 CEO Forum. He serves on the boards of the Japan Society and the U.S. – Japan Business Council. In addition, he is a member of the Transatlantic Business Dialogue, serves as a trustee for the United States Council for International Business, and as an International Councillor for the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

In recent years, he has lead Deloitte’s participation at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, including leading high-level discussions on corporate governance, doing business in China, and on key issues impacting the financial services industry. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

For more information, please contact Renee Anastasio at 203-432-9904 or renee.anastasio@yale.edu.