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IIA Volunteers — Committees

International Committees

The primary function of IIA committees is to develop and implement programs to achieve the goals and objectives of The Institute and to provide advice and counsel to the headquarters staff. Terms are usually for three years, with one-third of the members' terms expiring each year.
IIA Boards and Committees Overview
  •   Audit Committee

    Mission: To provide assistance to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors in fulfillment of their oversight responsibilities for The Institute's financial reporting process, system of internal control and the audit process; to recommend a firm of certified public accountants to audit and report upon the financial statements of The Institute for each fiscal year; to oversee The Institute's Internal Audit program; and to provide oversight of practices designed to ensure compliance with legal, risk management, and regulatory requirements.

    Composition: Three to five members selected from the Board of Directors by the Chairman of the Board.

    Mark Carawan

    Committee Chairman
    Mark Carawan, CIA, QIAL
    Chair Financial Services
    Grant Thornton UK LLP

  •   Committee of Research and Education Advisors

    Mission: To provide the internal audit profession with the information needed to anticipate, and react to, important external and internal factors that could have a material impact on the practice of internal auditing.

    Composition: Twenty to 30 individuals representing a cross-section of IIA membership.

    Yulia Gurman

    Committee Chairman
    Yulia Gurman, CIA
    Packaging Corporation of America

  •   Exam Development Committee

    Mission: To ensure that the content of The IIA’s certification exams is continuously aligned with and reflects the current global practice of internal auditing, including the International Professional Practices Framework.

    Composition: All members must have Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) certifications; two or more designations preferred.

    Susan D. Ulrey

    Committee Chairman
    Susan D. Ulrey, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
    Executive Director
    Morgan Franklin Consulting

  •   Finance and Investment Committee

    Mission: To review the internal reporting of the budget and financial policies and procedures of The Institute; to ensure that the reporting of revenue and expenses of operations and assets and liabilities of the organization are based on acceptable accounting practices; and to provide necessary and timely information for decision-making.

    Composition: Five to eight members from the Board of Directors and the Internal Audit Foundation.

    Sally Anne Pitt

    Committee Chairman
    Sally-Anne Pitt, CIA, CRMA
    Pitt Group Pty Ltd

  •   Institute Relations Committee

    Mission: To promote and facilitate the development and maintenance of a global strategy that fosters good communication, collaboration and cooperation among The IIA and all Institutes. To oversee Institute relations including the formation, development and expansion of IIA Institutes.

    Composition: At least 15 members as needed to ensure a balanced committee with global expertise and representation from all areas of the world.

    Angela Witzany

    Committee Chairman
    Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
    Manager, Forensic, Risk & Compliance
    BDO AG

  •   Internal Audit Foundation Board of Trustees

    Mission: To expand knowledge and understanding of internal auditing by providing relevant research and educational products to advance the profession globally.

    Composition: Eighteen to 25 individuals, usually chief audit executives or directors of internal auditing from diverse industries, senior governmental auditors, and professors in internal auditing.

    Brian P. Christensen

    President, Internal Audit Foundation
    Brian P. Christensen
    Executive Vice President, Global Internal Audit
    Protiviti Inc

  •   International Internal Audit Standards Board

    Mission: To develop, issue, maintain, and promote the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) on a worldwide basis.

    Composition: Minimum of 14 members, all of whom must have Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) certifications.

    J. Michael Peppers

    Committee Chairman
    J. Michael Peppers, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
    Chief Audit Executive
    University of Texas System

  •   Professional Certifications Board

    Mission: To govern and promote The IIA’s global certification programs that are recognized as the global benchmark for the profession.

    Composition: Minimum of nine members, all of whom must have Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) certifications.

    W. Charles Johnson, Jr.

    Committee Chairman
    W. Charles Johnson, Jr., CIA, QIAL, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
    General Auditor
    Lower Colorado River Authority