IIA Recognizes Outstanding Service at Global Conference
2 longtime internal audit professionals receive prestigious awards
LONDON (July 7, 2014) — Two longtime internal audit industry leaders received career achievement awards today at The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA’s) 73rd International Conference in London.
The IIA is the largest organization representing the interests of the profession and provides ethical and professional guidance, education, certifications and more to over 180,000 members worldwide.
Roderick M. Winters, CIA, CRMA, was honored on the first day of the three-day conference with the prestigious Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service. Named for one of The IIA’s founders, the award recognizes outstanding service to the profession.
A member of The IIA since 1994, Winters has held numerous international leadership positions, including serving as the 2009-2010 IIA Global Chairman of the Board. He also served on The IIA’s Global Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Global Nominating Committee and is currently chairman of the International Conference Committee. Winters was named to the IIA Society Emeritus in 2005. Winters is a former general auditor of Microsoft Corp., and worked 11 years for Deloitte & Touche.
“Rod has given selflessly to The IIA and the internal audit profession for many years,” said IIA Global Board Chairman Paul Sobel, CIA, CRMA. “I am thrilled to present him with this richly deserved recognition.”
The IIA also awarded Andrew D. Chambers with the Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award for his substantial contributions to the global profession. Chambers is a recognized authority on corporate governance and is founder and general editor of the peer-reviewed journal, Blackwell’s International Journal of Auditing. He is a prolific author, having penned more than 20 books, including Chambers’ Corporate Governance Handbook, now in its fifth edition.
Chambers was a visiting professor of internal auditing for six years at Birmingham City University and a full professor at London South Bank University for 11 years. He is professor emeritus of London’s City University, where he was dean of what is now the Cass Business School. More recently, he was professor of audit and control at the University of Hull.
He has served as an IIA director and as a member of The IIA’s Audit Standards Board. Chambers continues to be a valuable resource on public-sector and professional-issues guidance.
“Andrew’s contributions to the profession are profound as an author and educator. His books grace the shelves of internal auditors worldwide,” Sobel said. “Both Andrew and Rod embody the finest skills and characteristics celebrated by these awards.”