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​IIA Formally Launches New CEO Search

LAKE MARY, Fla. (September 23, 2020) — The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications, announced today that a formal search for a new President and Chief Executive Officer is underway. The global executive search firm Korn Ferry is conducting the comprehensive search , working with The IIA’s Executive Search Committee, led by IIA Past Global Chairman Mike Joyce, CIA, CRMA.

“The IIA and the internal audit profession are poised for tremendous opportunities as practitioners worldwide take on greater responsibilities amid rising expectations of stakeholders and an increasing array of emerging risks facing the organizations we serve,” said 2020–21 IIA Global Chair Jenitha John, CIA, QIAL. “We are seeking a highly qualified and transformational leader who will build upon The IIA’s strategic vision toward addressing the dynamic trends impacting internal auditors globally. We especially want an individual who possesses the utmost integrity and professional values and will inspire, influence, and engage others toward supporting our members and advancing the profession.”

Key responsibilities of the position include an ability to effectively communicate and partner with members, affiliates, volunteers and others; ensure advancement of IIA core values including collaboration, courage, and unity in diversity; foster innovation; ensure financial sustainability; and build upon the organization’s 79-year legacy of developing programs and services that substantially advance the profession.

Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, announced that he would be stepping down as President and CEO effective March 31, 2021. Appointed to the dual positions in January 2009, Chambers will be the second-longest serving leader of The IIA since its founding in 1941.

Full details of the position, including more information on responsibilities, organizational structure, IIA products and services, stakeholder engagement, success factors, and experience and qualifications, are available from Korn Ferry.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is the internal audit profession’s most widely recognized advocate, educator, and provider of standards, guidance, and certifications. Established in 1941, The IIA today serves more than 200,000 members from nearly 200 countries and territories. The IIA’s global headquarters are in Lake Mary, Fla. For more information, visit or