IIA installs new global board of directors

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The Institute of Internal Auditors has installed a new global board of directors with veteran internal auditor J. Michael Joyce as the new global chairman.

The election occurred this week at the IIA’s annual business meeting, on the heels of the 2019 International Conference, which attracted 2,700 professionals from across the globe. Officers are elected for a one-year term, while directors serve a two-year term.

As the new global chairman, Joyce plans to make “Audit in Tune” the IIA’s theme for 2019-20 to emphasize the urgency for internal audit’s synchronization with other risk management controls. He will lead a 17-member board, a first in the organization’s history. Board members include professionals from the United States, Canada, South Africa, Spain, Japan, China, Tanzania, Malaysia and Australia.

Joyce has more than 36 years of professional experience and has been actively volunteering with the IIA since 1989, including serving as senior vice chairman of the global board (2018-19) and chairman of the North American board (2015-16). He is vice president, chief auditor and compliance officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Also elected to the IIA’s global board of directors were:

  • Jenitha John, as senior vice chairman;
  • Mark Carawan, as lead director;
  • Lishuang Fang, as director-at-large/audit committee;
  • Michael J. Fucilli, as director of research;
  • Nancy Haig, as director of stakeholder relations;
  • Julie Lathrop, as director of professional certifications;
  • Ernesto Martinez Gomez, as ex-officio director/audit committee chair;
  • Augustino Mbogella, as director of professional guidance;
  • Naohiro Mouri, as past chairman of the board (2018-19);
  • Sally-Anne Pitt, as director of professional practices;
  • Laura Soileau, as director-at-large/audit committee;
  • Ranjit Singh Taram Singh, as director of global services;
  • Beili Wong, as director of industry guidance;
  • Charles T. Wright, as vice chairman of finance;
  • Benito Ybarra, as North American board chairman; and,
  • Richard Chambers, as ex-officio director/IIA president and CEO.
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