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IIA Global Board of Directors

The Global Board of Directors comprises 17 directors.

2020–21 IIA Global Board of Directors

2020–21 IIA Chairman of the Board

...Jenitha John, CIA, QIAL

Jenitha JohnJenitha John is 2020–21 Chair of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, John serves as an officer of the Global Board, is chairman of the Supervisory Committee, and presides over the Global Assembly. John is Chief Executive Officer at the Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors (IRBA). She has more than 26 years of experience in internal auditing, including as a Chief Audit Executive.

Before becoming Chairman of The IIA Global Board, John’s volunteer roles included serving as the Global Board’s Senior Vice Chair (2019–20), as well as serving on the IPPF Relook Task Force, Committee of Research and Education Advisors, Financial Services Guidance Committee, and on the Global Board’s Executive Committee as 2018–19 Vice Chairman-Professional Certifications, and 2017–18 Vice Chairman-Professional Practices. John also led a global task force on the recently updated Three Lines Model (formerly Three Lines of Defense).

Bio: IIA Chairman of the Board Jenitha John

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.

2020–21 IIA North American Board of Directors

2020–21 IIA North American Chairman of the Board

...Nancy Haig, CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CFSA

Nancy HaigNancy Haig, CIA, CRMA, CCSA, CFSA, is 2020–21 Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) NA Board of Directors. In this role, Haig provides direction for The IIA’s strategic plan in North America and oversees its implementation.

A member of The IIA since 1994, Haig has been an active IIA volunteer, including serving on the Publications Advisory Committee (PAC), the Editorial Board, and the Audit Committee. She also served as a member of the New York City Chapter’s Advisory Committee, as well as on the North American and Global boards of directors. She is Director, Stakeholder Relations, on The IIA Global Board.

Bio: IIA Chairman of the North American Board Nancy Haig​

IIA President and Chief Executive Officer

...Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA

Richard F. ChambersThe 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 Richard Chambers

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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