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Former UK and Ireland Institute President Chairs Global IIA Board

13 July 2012

The Institute of Internal Auditors' global umbrella body has announced the election of Philip D. Tarling, CIA, CRMA, CMIIA, as its global chairman. 

Tarling, who has formerly held the presidency of the UK and Ireland Institute of Internal Auditors and the Eurpean Conferederation of Institutes of Internal Audit (ECIIA),   has more than 25 years of internal audit and finance experience in the private and public sector. He is currently vice president, Internal Audit Centre of Excellence for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a global telecommunications company based in China and the United Kingdom.  

His service to The IIA includes leadership roles in The IIA's Executive Committee, The IIA's Board of Directors, and the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund's Board of Directors.  He has also served on The IIA's Investment, Institute Relations, and Global Finance Committees, as well as the Global Governance Task Force.

"As chairman of the board, Phil Tarling is stepping into the spotlight and becoming a chief spokesperson for the internal audit profession at a global level over the coming year," said IIA Global President and CEO Richard Chambers.

"It is a tremendous responsibility to take on and one that I am confident he will executive with as much professionalism and commitment as he has demonstrated in the many years of service to The IIA and the profession that have earned him this honour."

As Chair, Tarling will  appoint all committee chairmen, committee members, task forces members, and work group members.  He also will maintain relations with The IIA's membership, the public, and other professional organizations. He will serve in his position for a one-year term.