Biography

Leslie Seidman

Audit Committee Chair

Janus Henderson and Moody's

Current public company boards: Moody’s and Janus Henderson

Prior public company boards: General Electric

Executive experience: Leslie F. Seidman is an independent corporate director with over thirty years of experience in the accounting profession. Leslie currently serves as a member of the board and chair of the governance and nominating committee of Moody’s Corporation and as a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of Janus Henderson Group. She recently served as a member of the board and chair of the audit committee of General Electric. She is an advisor to idaciti, Inc., an analytical platform for structured financial and nonfinancial data, including ESG. Previously, she served as a Public Governor for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

A CPA by training, Leslie spent the bulk of her career working on accounting and disclosure policies and standards, as an auditor with EY, in industry with J.P. Morgan, then with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) as a member of the technical staff, and then as a member of the standard-setting board, which she chaired in the final years of her term. In that capacity, Leslie worked closely with the Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulators to improve financial reporting in the US capital markets, including the introduction of digital reporting standards. She guided the FASB’s joint agenda with the International Accounting Standards Board to converge US and international financial reporting standards. Leslie represented the US in the International Forum of Accounting Standard Setters and was an Observer to the International Integrated Reporting Council.

Additional information: Leslie earned an MS in accounting from New York University Stern School of Business and a BA in English from Colgate University. She is certified in cybersecurity oversight by the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University and was recently certified in ESG Oversight by Competent Boards (GCB.D).