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IIA Leadership  

IIA Global Board of Directors  

The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Institute. The Board of Directors comprises 38 members elected at an annual meeting of the membership.

2014-2015 IIA Global Board of Directors

IIA 2014-2015 Chairman of the Board

...Anton van Wyk, CIA, QIAL, CRMA

Anton van Wyk, The IIA's 2014-2015 Chairman of the Board.Anton van Wyk’s impressive professional background, which includes nearly 30 years of experience working with a range of local and global clients in corporate governance, risk management, and internal audit, has positioned him well for the global chairmanship of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).

Currently a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers, van Wyk leads the firm’s Africa Risk Assurance practice. He served as PwC’s global Internal Audit Services leader from 2004 to 2009 and was a member of PwC’s Africa Governance and South Africa Governance boards from 2011 to 2014. He currently is a member of the firm’s Business School Board.

Van Wyk is a full member of the King Committee on Governance in South Africa and is chairman of the South African Corporate Governance Network.

Van Wyk’s past IIA involvement includes serving as president of IIA‒South Africa. He was the first South African elected to the global Executive Committee, where he served as vice chairman of Professional Practices from 2001 to 2003. He also served as chairman of The IIA’s International Conference, hosted for the first time in South Africa in 2009. Immediately prior to assuming his current role as chairman of The IIA’s Global Board, van Wyk served as senior vice chairman of the board and, prior to that, vice chairman of Professional Certifications.

Each new chairman selects a focal point, or theme, for the year, and van Wyk has chosen “Mind the Gap” for his. Throughout his term, he is urging internal auditors to focus on enhancing the value they add by minding the gap with stakeholders, being better prepared, becoming more informed, and staying properly engaged. That message is resonating with audiences around the world and, in October 2014, van Wyk presented his chairman’s theme and participated in a prestigious high-level panel discussion on internal auditing at the United Nations.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board Anton van Wyk

Chairman of the North American Board: John W. Wszelaki, CIA, CRMA

John Wszelaki has been elected 2014-2015 chair of the North American Board of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He is currently the director of internal audit for the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in Richmond, Va. Wszelaki’s background in the internal audit profession includes 22 years at American Greetings Corporation where he served as managing auditor.

He is recognized on the local and national level as a leader in advancing the profession, sharing best practice approaches, and mentoring fellow professionals. He is well versed in risk management, internal control, governance, and investigative techniques.

An active IIA volunteer locally, nationally, and globally, Wszelaki has served the profession well. He has served the Central Virginia Chapter in leadership capacities including president and board of governors member. Wszelaki has also served as a district representative, district advisor, chair of the Chapter Relations Committee, and as a member of the North American Advocacy Committee and North American Board. He has also been a Global Board Member the past four years.

Wszelaki is a certified internal auditor, certified fraud examiner, and holds his Certification in Risk Management Assurance. He earned a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement administration and a master’s degree in public administration from Kent State University.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American Board John W. Wszelaki

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 and one North American member of the Executive Committee. At least one member of the North American Board must be from Canada. The IIA President and CEO serves as an ex-officio member of the North American Board, without voting rights. All North American Board members also serve on the Global Board of Directors.

2014-2015 IIA North American Board of Directors

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 President and Chief Executive Officer:
Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA  

The 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.

Institute and Chapter Leaders  

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2014-2015 chairman's video, "Mind the Gap"
View the 2014-2015 chairman's video, "Mind the Gap."

2014-2015 chairman's video, "Mind the Gap" Sequal: Courage
View the sequel to the 2014-2015 chairman's video, "Mind the Gap: Courage".