The IIA announces the election of a newly structured Global Board of Directors for 2019–20, including veteran internal auditor J. Michael Joyce Jr., CIA, CRMA, as Global Chairman.
The election was held during the organization’s annual business meeting, which followed The IIA’s 2019 International Conference, both in Anaheim, California, USA.
Joyce chose 'Audit in Tune' as the theme for his year as chairman to emphasize how instrumental it is for successful internal auditors to continuously fine-tune their audit approach and philosophy. “Most songs have three primary elements: rhythm, harmony and melody. If any one of those elements is out of sync, it will be obvious to even non-musicians,” Joyce said. “I think that we can apply these same concepts to the way we perform our roles and responsibilities as internal auditors.”
Joyce has more than 36 years of professional experience, and has been an active IIA volunteer 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 & Compliance Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.
Joyce presides over the first 17-member Global Board to take office under a new governance structure designed to ensure a modern, efficient, informed, and relevant body able to respond quickly to global developments. The board previously comprised 38 members.