As a global organization representing more than 190,000 members in over 170 countries and territories, it is critically important for The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to maintain effective and efficient governance practices.
In January 2016, then Global Chairman Larry Harrington appointed a global task force to assess The IIA’s current governance structure and recommend any improvements. Throughout 2016, the task force collected input on this initiative through meetings and surveys conducted with global Board members and Affiliate leaders. The resulting proposed changes to The IIA’s global governance structure were exposed to members worldwide in an online survey in September/October 2017 and were strongly endorsed by respondents.
Revised Bylaws, which reflect the endorsed new governance structure, were approved by the Global Board of Directors in December 2017 and are now ready for a final vote. If approved, the Bylaws changes will be effective with the election of the Global Board of Directors in July 2019.
A global membership vote on the Bylaws changes will be conducted during The IIA’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting on May 9 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. If you are unable to attend this meeting, you may vote on these changes by submitting your signed Proxy no later than April 30, 2018 at (11:59 p.m.) EDT.
As a member of The IIA, your vote on the proposed Bylaws is of the utmost importance. Please review the Bylaws changes and submit your member proxy by accessing the links below: