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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.

2016-2017 IIA Global Board of Directors

IIA 2016-2017 Chairman of the Board

...Angela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA

Angela WitzanyAngela Witzany, CIA, QIAL, CRMA, is 2016-2017 chairman of The IIA’s Global Board and head of internal audit for Sparkassen Versicherung AG Vienna Insurance Group, a large life insurance provider in Austria.

Witzany has an impressive record of volunteer service with The IIA, including numerous leadership roles over the past nine years. She has served as chairman and senior vice chairman of IIA-Austria’s board, and leads the permanent working group of private insurance companies as a contributor to numerous internal audit guidelines, model audit charters, and audit engagement programs. In Europe, she served as a board member of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing (ECIIA) and completed her term as vice president in 2015. A member of The IIA’s Global Board of Directors since 2013, Witzany served most recently as senior vice chairman, as well as chairman of the Finance Committee and the Professional Guidance Advisory Council. She was also a member of the Professional Certifications Board.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board Angela Witzany

Chairman of the North American Board: Robert B. Kuling, CIA, CRMA

Robert B. KulingRobert Kuling is the 2016–17 chairman of The IIA’s North American Board of Directors. In his role, he provides direction for The IIA’s strategic plan in North America and oversees its implementation.

Since 2001, Kuling has actively volunteered with The IIA, having served as a member of the Global Board of Directors and the Global Ethics Committee. He was also vice chairman of the North American Board of Directors and a district representative on the North America Chapter Relations Committee. At the beginning of his IIA service, he held a number of leadership roles with The IIA’s Saskatchewan Chapter, including president.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American Board Robert B. Kuling

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.

2016-2017 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  

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

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2016-2017 chairman's video, "Audit Never Sleeps"
View the 2016–17 chairman's video, “Audit Never Sleeps."

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