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​IIA Announces 2014-2015 Global Board of Directors
PwC partner elected as first chairman from Africa

LONDON (July 09, 2014) —The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced today the election of Anton van Wyk, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, a native of South Africa and partner with PwC, as chairman of the organization’s 2014-2015 Global Board of Directors. Van Wyk is the first global chairman from the African continent.

The election of van Wyk and the entire Global Board was held at The IIA’s annual business meeting following the organization’s 73rd International Conference in London.

The IIA is the largest organization representing the interests of the profession and provides ethical and professional guidance, continuing education, certifications, and more to over 180,000 members worldwide.

“Anton is a dynamic and enthusiastic leader in our profession, and I’m certain he will accomplish great things during his tenure as global chairman,” said IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA.

Van Wyk said he plans to use his term as chairman to urge internal auditors worldwide to be mindful of potential gaps between internal audit services and stakeholder expectations. New technologies, he said, are creating new opportunities as well as risks that could expand such gaps.

“As we rise to meet new challenges, we must focus on the opportunities that will help us overcome these obstacles,” said van Wyk. “We must focus on becoming better prepared, better informed, and fully engaged with stakeholders.”

Van Wyk, has 25 years of experience in corporate governance, risk management and internal audit. He currently is Africa Risk Assurance Services Leader and Partner with PwC in Johannesburg, South Africa, and leads the company’s Africa Central and Southern Africa Risk Assurance Services practice. He was a board member of PwC’s Africa Governance and South African Governance Board, and is a member of the company’s Business School Board.

Van Wyk also is a full member of the King Committee on Governance in South Africa and chairs its Internal Audit Task Force. The King Committee issued the ground-breaking code of corporate governance that advances the concept of integrated reporting. Three King Reports on Corporate Governance (1994, 2002, and 2009) have been described as "the most effective summary of the best international practices in corporate governance." Van Wyk is chairman of the South African Corporate Governance Network.

Van Wyk most recently was The IIA Global Board’s senior vice chairman and has served as vice chairman of professional practices and vice chairman of professional certifications. He was chairman of The IIA’s 2009 International Conference hosted by South Africa, and has served as president of IIA-South Africa.

Other officers elected to The IIA’s Global Board:

Senior Vice Chair

Lawrence J. Harrington, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, is vice president of internal audit at Raytheon in Waltham, Mass. As senior vice chair, Harrington will be responsible for working with vice chairmen to facilitate communication and coordination among IIA committees to drive the organization’s strategic activities. Harrington will oversee the Global Advocacy Committee, Global Ethics Committee, and Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund. He is poised to become IIA Chairman of the Board in 2015.

Vice Chair – Professional Certifications

Harold C. Silverman, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, is vice president of internal audit of The Wendy’s Co., Dublin, Ohio. As vice chair of professional certifications, Silverman will direct the strategies of The IIA’s certification programs, which include exams for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA), Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP), Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA), Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA) and the new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership™ (QIAL). He will also oversee the Professional Certifications Board and the Exam Development Committee.

Vice Chair – Professional Guidance

Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, is head of internal audit at Sparkassen Versicherung AG in Vienna, Austria. As vice chair of professional guidance, Witzany will oversee and coordinate the International Internal Audit Standards Board, the Professional Issues Committee, and the Public Sector Committee in developing guidance and issuing position papers on topics directly or indirectly affecting the internal audit profession.

Vice Chair – Global Services

C. Renato Fontes Trisciuzzi, CIA, QIAL, CCSA, CRMA, is Audit Partner at RTA Auditors Associate and RESGUARDA in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As vice chair of global services, Trisciuzzi will supervise and coordinate the global services committees to ensure The IIA provides the most relevant and comprehensive benefits possible to its membership. He will also oversee the Institute Relations Committee and the International Conference Committee.

Vice Chair – Research

Frank M. O’Brien, CIA, QIAL, is vice president of internal audit, business ethics and integrity at Olin Corp. in East Alton, Ill. As vice chair of research, O’Brien also will serve as the president of The IIA Research Foundation (IIARF), providing strategic direction for research on the internal audit profession, and he will oversee the Research Foundation’s Board of Trustees and the Committee of Research and Education Advisors.

Vice Chair – Finance/Treasurer

J. Michael Peppers, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, is CAE for the University of Texas System in Austin, Texas. As vice chairman of finance and treasurer, Peppers will oversee the establishment and maintenance of adequate controls for safeguarding the funds of The IIA and IIARF. He will also oversee the Global Finance Committee, as well as the Investment Committee.


Charlotta Löfstrand Hjelm, CIA, QIAL, is CAE at Svenska Kraftnät in Stockholm, Sweden. Löfstrand Hjelm will be responsible for notifying The IIA’s Board of Directors of meetings and informing members of The IIA about general membership meetings. Additionally, she will be responsible for keeping records of all meetings and ensuring that both board and IIA members have ready access to all records.

Previous Chairmen

Past IIA Global Board Chairman Philip D. Tarling, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, CMIIA, and Immediate Past Chairman of the Board Paul J. Sobel, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, will also serve on The IIA’s Executive Committee.

“As with any successful organization, The IIA is led by a strong and visionary board that helps guide us to greater achievements,” Chambers said. “The coming year is sure to be filled with such successes, and I look forward to working closely with this group of talented and dedicated professionals.”

Global Board officers will serve one-year terms, while board members are elected for two-year terms.