Mary Pat McCarthy

Board Member

Mary Pat McCarthy joined the board of directors and audit committee for Palo Alto Networks in October 2016. She brings more than 34 years of experience to this position. Most recently she served as vice chair of KPMG LLP, the U.S. member firm of the global audit, tax and advisory services firm.


Starting with KPMG in 1977, she became partner in 1987 and held numerous senior leadership positions at the firm, including executive director of the KPMG Audit Committee Institute, leader of the KPMG Client Care Program, U.S. leader, Industries and Markets, and global leader of Information, Communication and Entertainment Practice.


Mary Pat serves on the board of Micron Technology, Inc. Previously, she served on the boards of Mutual of Omaha and Andeavor Corporation (formerly Tesoro Corporation). She is a member of the Risk Advisory Committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), co-chaired the NACD Blue Ribbon Commission on talent development, and co-authored multiple books on risk, strategy, and business transformation.

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