The European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditing strengthened its governance structure by creating both an audit committee and nomination committee at it General Assembly in Stockholm, Sweden this month.
“Our organisation promotes good governance through internal audit,” Henrik Stein, who continues as ECIIA President, says, “so it is entirely appropriate that we continue to improve our own structures to ensure we are well placed to continue our leadership role in this area.”
The ECIIA’s board approved new articles of association and internal regulations at the meeting. It also elected three new members to its management board: Verra Marmalidou, President of IIA Greece and Deputy Director of Internal Audit at NBG Group; Tomás Pivonka, Chairman of the Board at IIA Czech Republic and Chief Audit Executive at the European energy company CEZ; and, Gabriell Rudolf von Rohr, Chairman of the Board of IIA Switzerland and Director of Cantonal Financial Control in Solothurn. Martin Stevens stepped down from the Board at the end of his mandate.
ECIIA Board members elected to the audit committee comprise Nobert Wagner (Chief Executive Officer, IIA Austria), Hans Nieuwlands (Chief Executive Officer, IIA Netherlands, continues for two years in this role following his election in 2015), Linda Lundin (Chief Executive Officer, IIA Sweden).
ECIIA Board members elected to the nomination committee comprise ECIIA President Henrik Stein, Melvyn Neate from IIA UK and Ireland, and Ellen Brataas, Chief Executive Officer, IIA Norway.