Paul Boyle elected President

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (the Institute) is pleased to announce the appointment of its new President, Paul Boyle OBE, CA, FIIA.

Since 2010, Paul has been the Chief Audit Officer at insurance giant Aviva, having previously filled the role as the first Chief Executive of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC) from 2004-2009 . Before joining the FRC, Paul held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the UK’s Financial Services Authority.

Earlier in his career Paul held senior financial management roles in WH Smith Group and Cadbury Schweppes.

Paul is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, and served as a member of its council from 1990-1996. In 2010 Paul was made and Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

Paul Boyle comments: “I am looking forward to leading the Institute into its next period of growth.”

“Internal Audit can add significant value to the wide variety of organisations which invest in it.  I look forward to helping to increase the awareness of its value-adding potential. The Institute plays an important role in adding value to members of the profession and their key stakeholders such as senior executives and Non-Executive Directors.  I also look forward to helping to  increasing awareness of the Institute’s potential to be more influential.”

Ian Peters, Chief Executive of the Institute adds: “We are delighted that Paul is joining the council as President, and we are looking forward to what Paul brings to the role.”

“Paul has had a long and successful career within internal audit, and financial management, and has a wealth of experience to bring to his new role on the council. His expertise and support will be integral in helping us with our work in raising the profile of internal audit more widely.”