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Richard F. Chambers, CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Institute of Internal Auditors
In his role at the helm of the internal audit profession’s global authority, standard-setter, and educating body, Richard F. Chambers is responsible for driving the profession and the many undertakings of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). As a spokesperson for the internal audit profession, Chambers is a visible presence on behalf of The IIA’s membership of more than 170,000 in 165 countries. He leverages 36 years of internal audit and related experience to challenge internal auditors to think more deeply about how they view their roles and what they can do within their organizations to build and preserve stakeholder value.
Prior to becoming IIA president and CEO, Chambers served as national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers. From 2001 to 2004, Chambers worked at IIA Global Headquarters as vice president overseeing educational programs and products, research, and certification. Chambers spent the majority of his early career in public sector auditing. He served as inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the United States Postal Service; and director, US Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon, as well as various internal audit positions with the US General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office) and the Trust Company Bank in Atlanta, Ga., USA.
Chambers serves on the Board of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). His contribution to strong internal controls and effective governance is also evidenced by his experience on the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency, and the Audit Board of the City of Orlando, Fla. Previously, Chambers held numerous IIA volunteer leadership positions on The IIA Board of Directors. Chambers was conferred the 2010 Frank Greathouse Distinguished Leadership Award from the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
Chambers is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM). He also holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA) and a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from Georgia State University, and his Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Salve Regina University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.