IIA Volunteers — 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.
Academic Relations Committee
Mission: To forge relationships among academics, students, practitioners, administrators, and others for the primary purpose of promoting the role of internal auditing and internal auditing education within college/university curricula globally.
Composition: 15-20 individuals representing both academe and practitioners.
Mary Persson, CIA, CGAP, CRMA
Associate Vice-President Audit & Analysis & University Auditor
University of Alberta
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.
Catherine J. Blunt, CIA
O’Connor Marsden & Associates
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.
Steven E. Jameson, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA
Executive Vice President and Chief Internal Audit & Risk Officer
Community Trust Bank
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.
W. Charles Johnson, Jr., CIA, QIAL, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Lower Colorado River Authority
Mission: Assists the Board of Directors in the fulfillment of its responsibilities for overseeing the affairs of The Institute.
Composition: Chairman of the Board, Senior Vice Chairman of the Board, five Vice Chairmen, Secretary, two Past Chairmen and other such members as may be appointed by the Board of Directors from the members of the Board.
Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Head of Internal Audit
Sparkassen Versicherung AG
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.
J. Michael Joyce Jr., CIA, CRMA
Vice President, Chief Auditor & Compliance Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
Financial Services Guidance Committee
Mission: To strategically direct the development of IPPF guidance in support of financial services auditors globally by identifying, prioritizing, commissioning and ultimately approving topical guidance specifically geared to the financial services sector.
Composition: Members representing a cross-section of the financial services industry, with a particular weight given to banking. CIA/CFSA strongly preferred. CAE or Director with at least 10 years of internal audit experience at a supervisory level required.
Mark Carawan, CIA, QIAL
Global Advocacy Committee
Mission: To provide guidance to The IIA in the implementation of its global advocacy strategy, supporting The IIA’s vision to advocate and promote the value of internal auditing.
Composition: Members chosen for their strategic focus and wide range of contacts in both government and private sectors.
Carolyn D. Saint, CIA, CRMA
Chief Audit Executive
University of Virginia
Global Professional Development Committee
Mission: The Global Professional Development Committee (GPDC) will promote and enhance the global development of high-performing internal audit professionals, indispensable to their organizations.
Composition: GPDC will consist of internal audit, academic, and other professionals representing a cross-section of the global membership. The number of committee members and mix of capabilities will be determined based on the strategic and operational needs of the committee.
Karen Brady, CIA, CRMA
VP and Chief Compliance Officer
Baptist Health South Florida
Guidance Development Committee
Mission: To strategically direct the development of general IPPF guidance in support of internal auditors globally (exclusive of financial services, public sector and information technology guidance), by identifying, prioritizing, commissioning, and ultimately approving guidance specifically geared to the unique needs of auditors servicing the public sector.
Composition: Members with a broad range of expertise and experience that is globally diverse and representing a cross-section of industry sectors. CIA strongly preferred. CAE or Director with at least 10 years of internal audit experience at a supervisory level required.
Glenn Ho, CIA, CRMA
KPMG South Africa
Information Technology (IT) Guidance Committee
Mission: To strategically direct the development of information technology-related IPPF guidance by identifying, prioritizing, commissioning, and ultimate approving guidance specifically addressing information technology-related matters.
Composition: Members with a detailed understanding of information technology representing a cross-section of industries. CIA strongly preferred. IT Audit Director or IT Audit Supervisor with at least 10 years of internal audit experience at a supervisory level required.
Himi Tina Kim, CIA, CGAP, CRMA
Deputy Comptroller for State Accountability
New York State Office of the State Comptroller
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.
Gregory D. Hollyman, CIA, QIAL, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Chief Internal Auditor
Australian Taxation Office
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.
President, Internal Audit Foundation
Frank M. O’Brien, CIA, QIAL
Vice President, Internal Audit, Business Ethics & Integrity
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.
Paul J. Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA
Vice President/Chief Audit Executive
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.
Gerald D. Cox, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CMIIA
South West Audit Partnership Ltd.
Professional Responsibilities and Ethics Committee
Mission: To promote an understanding of, and to identify ways to promote the importance of, the professional responsibilities of practicing internal auditors, certificate holders and certificate candidates, to include adherence with the Code of Ethics and conformance with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Composition: Members representing a broad range of experience at senor levels of an internal audit function. CIA required.
Sally Anne Pitt, CIA, CGAP
Pitt Group Pty Ltd
Public Sector Guidance Committee
Mission: To strategically direct the development of IPPF guidance in support of public sector auditors globally by identifying, prioritizing, commissioning, and ultimately approving guidance specifically geared to the unique needs of auditors servicing the public sector.
Composition: Members representing a cross-section of local, state/ provincial and national government activities. CIA/CGAP strongly preferred. CAE or Director with at least 10 years of internal audit experience at a supervisory level required.
Stephen James Horne, CIA, CGAP, CRMA
Checks, Balances & Integrity