Christopher Tower

Christopher Tower

BDO USA ESG Strategy and Services Leader


BDO Orange County Office



Executive Summary

As the Firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy and Services Leader, Christopher is responsible for BDO’s delivery of ESG related services to clients and the oversight of BDO’s corporate ESG strategy, which includes defining BDO’s ESG vision, policies, and practices, and examining and integrating sustainable business practices into BDO’s corporate culture and everyday operations. He also leads BDO’s ESG Leadership Team and Center of Excellence. The Center, comprised of professionals with deep ESG knowledge, helps clients – and BDO professionals – navigate and address ESG-related needs and sustainability regulatory and reporting requirements. In his role, Christopher represents the Firm amongst the standard setting, investor, board, corporate and issuer communities.
Christopher is a member of BDO’s Executive Team, a group of senior leaders responsible for determining and communicating the firm’s strategic priorities and key opportunities for sustainable growth.

Christopher Tower has 38 years of public accounting experience, including client-facing service delivery, practice operational oversight, and audit quality and professional practice oversight. He has provided audit and other attest services to a diverse mix of privately and publicly held clients across an array of industries.

BDO’s National Managing Partner for Audit Quality and Professional Practice
BDO’s West Regional Managing Partner
BDO’s Board of Directors
BDO’s Audit Quality Committee
BDO’s Assurance Committee

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA)
Center for Audit Quality, Professional Practice Executive Committee


B.S., Business Administration, University of California, Berkeley

Community Involvement

Laguna College of Art & Design, Board Trustee and Executive Committee Member
Pacific Symphony of Orange County, Board Trustee and Executive Committee Member