Richard Chambers

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is president and CEO of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the global professional association and standard-setting body for internal auditors. Chambers has more than four decades of internal audit and association management experience, mostly in leadership positions. Prior to taking the helm of The IIA in 2009, he was national practice leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services at PricewaterhouseCoopers; inspector general of the Tennessee Valley Authority; deputy inspector general of the U.S. Postal Service; and director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon. He currently serves on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Board of Directors; the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); and The IIA Board of Directors. Previously, he served on the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency; the Audit Board of the City of Orlando, Fla.; The IIA Internal Audit Standards Board; and The IIA North American Board. Chambers received the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Frank Greathouse Distinguished Leadership Award and the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) Legacy Award. Accounting Today has named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting, as well as one of 10 tweeters worth following. The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named him one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance since 2013. In 2016, Chambers was honored by American City Business Journals’ Orlando Business Journal as a top CEO of the Year. Chambers authored the award-winning book, Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, which is currently available in five languages, and has a new book, Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, due for release in early 2017.