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IIA Global Board of Directors

The Global Board of Directors comprises 17 directors.

2021–22 IIA Global Board of Directors

2021–22 IIA Chairman of the Board

...Charlie T. Wright, CIA

Charlie T. WrightCharlie T. Wright is 2021–22 Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, Wright leads the 17-member Global Board, is chair of the Supervisory Committee, and presides over Global Assembly.

Wright is an experienced Chief Audit Executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience in the airline, energy, and financial services industries. He has been in the internal audit profession for more than 19 years.

Before becoming Global Chair, Wright’s volunteer roles at The IIA included senior vice chair, vice chair of Finance and of Professional Guidance, chair of the North American Advocacy Committee and of the Global Committee Task Force, and member of the Three Lines Model task force. Wright is also a former editor of the Risk Watch column in Internal Auditor magazine and a speaker and presenter at many IIA and other conferences.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board Charlie T. Wright

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IIA North American Board of Directors

The mission of the North American Board is to ensure that volunteer and staff activities of The IIA adequately address the needs of the North American membership. The North American Board comprises 10 directors with at least one member from Canada. Four members serve as representatives on the Global Board of Directors and the IIA President and CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the North American Board, without voting rights.

2021–22 IIA North American Board of Directors

2021–22 IIA North American Chairman of the Board

...Laura Soileau, CIA, CRMA, CISA, CPA, CFE, CGMA

Laura Soileau

Laura Soileau, CIA, CRMA, CISA, CPA, CFE, CGMA, is 2021-22 Chair of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) North American Board of Directors. In this position, Soileau provides direction for The IIA’s strategic plan in North America and oversees its implementation. She also is Director of Professional Practices on The IIA’s Global Board of Directors.

As North American Board chair, Soileau says she wants to focus on enhancing member engagement by developing a diverse and engaged community, helping peers better connect, expanding opportunities for volunteerism, and encouraging and investing in the next generation of practitioners. Soileau especially wants to support The IIA in further involving and attracting students to the internal audit profession.​

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American Board Laura Soileau​

IIA President and Chief Executive Officer

...Anthony J. Pugliese, CIA, CGMA, CITP, CPA

Anthony J. PuglieseThe President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the chief salaried administrative executive of The Institute. The President and CEO is responsible for the operations of headquarters and the management of the activities of The Institute staff, providing leadership and fostering an environment of cooperation and teamwork that positively influence relations with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, committee members and the general membership. The President and CEO also serves along with the Chairman of the Board as a spokesman for The Institute.

Bio: President and CEO Anthony J. Pugliese

IIA Boards and Committees

The primary function of The IIA boards and committees is to help set strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of The Institute and to provide advice and counsel to the headquarters staff. Terms are usually three years, with one-third of the members’ terms expiring each year.

IIA Boards and Committees

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Affiliate and Chapter Leaders

For information about leaders of The IIA’s 250+ Affiliates and chapters, please see their individual websites.

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