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Seeking IIA Leadership Candidates for 2016-17

With more than 180,000 members in over 170 countries, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) provides dynamic leadership for the global profession of internal auditing. Volunteers play a key role, and the contributions they make impact the day-to-day functions of internal auditors and shape the future of the internal audit profession.

The IIA is seeking qualified members to serve in the following leadership roles:

  • Executive Officers
  • Board of Directors
  • North American Board (US, Canada, Caribbean only)
  • The IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees
  • 17 Committees comprising 250 members
  • District Advisors and Representatives (US, Canada, Caribbean only)

Qualifications / Recommendations

Candidates should have relevant expertise and the ability to participate in the leadership of The IIA. Nominations are accepted from IIA Institutes and Chapters, IIA members who know of interested candidates, or candidates themselves. However, more weight is usually given to nominations endorsed by an Institute or chapter. Therefore any self-nominations submitted will receive a confirmation email that contains a link directly to your nomination. This link can be forwarded to other members and/or leaders whom you would like to ask to support/endorse your nomination.

All must have an active membership with The IIA to volunteer or to submit a nomination or an endorsement.

All candidates are encouraged to log into their IIA account and ensure all contact information is current.

Nomination Timeline

Nominations for 2016–17 should be completed and submitted electronically by November 2, 2015. If you are elected or appointed to serve, your term will begin in April 2016 or July 2016. Below is a timeline of when selections are completed and candidates are notified:

December 2015: North American Board & District Representatives/Advisors

January 2016:

Executive Officers, Board of Directors, and IIA Research Foundation Board of Trustees
February 2016: Committee Chairmen are appointed

March 2016:

Committee members (you are contacted even if you are not selected)


Please download the Call for Volunteers to review the requirements for each board/committee and to learn more details about submitting nominations. Please read the qualifications before submitting a nomination.

Call for Volunteers - Detailed Information

Volunteer Nomination Form


For questions, please contact: Lori Gagnon
Director, Governance

Helpful Links
IIA TodayIIA Today Article:
Spider-Man and Exemplary IIA Leaders

Learn how volunteer leaders have been the superheroes behind The IIA’s success and evolution.

IIA Volunteer Leader BrochureIIA Volunteer
Leader Brochure

Learn more about the leadership opportunities available through The IIA.


“Because of my IIA volunteer leadership experience I have higher confidence, better negotiation capabilities, improved presentation and public speaking skills, and increased professional knowledge.”

– Lesedi Lesetedi, IIA Global Board member and Director of Internal Audit, Botswana International University of Science and Technology