Chairing is a key role on any voluntary Management Committee. The Chairman must ensure that the Management Committee functions properly, that there is full participation during meetings that all relevant matters are discussed and that effective decisions are made and carried out.

The role of a Chairman is time consuming, with work between meetings, external representation of the organization, and work with staff. Chairing a large organization requires diplomatic and leadership skills of a high level.

The Chairman of the Board shall be the chief elective officer of The Institute and, when present, shall preside at all meetings of The Institute, of the Board of Directors, and of the Executive Committee; and shall be a member ex officio, with a right to vote, of all other committees except the Audit Committee; and shall have such duties and powers as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors and as stated in the bye-laws.

Main duties of the chairman:

The responsibilities of a Chairman can be summarized under five areas:

  1. To provide leadership. The overarching role of the Chairman is to provide leadership; they must be an effective strategist and a good networker.
  2. To ensure the Management Committee functions properly. The Chairman is responsible for making sure that each meeting is planned effectively, conducted according to the constitution and that matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner. The Chairman must make the most of all his/her committee members, building and leading the team. This also involves regularly reviewing the Committee’s performance and identifying and managing the process for renewal of the Committee through recruitment of new members.
  3.  To ensure the organization is managed effectively. The Chairman must co-ordinate the Committee to ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place for the effective management of the organization.
  4. To provide support and supervision to the chief officer and senior team.The Chairman will often be the direct line manager for the chief officer (the most senior staff member).
  5. To represent the organization as its figurehead. The Chairman may from time to time be called upon to represent the organization and sometimes be its spokesperson at, for example, functions or meetings.

ICIA-PAKISTAN Global Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors is the governing body of The Institute. The Board of Directors comprises 7 members elected at an annual meeting of the membership.

ICIA-PAKISTAN Boards and Committees:

The primary function of The ICIA-PAKISTAN boards and committees is to help set strategies to achieve the goals and objectives of The Institute and to provide advice and counsel to the headquarters staff. Terms are usually three years, with one-third of the members’ terms expiring each year.

ICIA-PAKISTAN Volunteers — Committees:

The primary function of ICIA-PAKISTAN committees is to develop and implement programs to achieve the goals and objectives of The Institute and to provide advice and counsel to the headquarters staff. Terms are usually for three years, with one-third of the members’ terms expiring each year.

 Academic Relations Committee:

Mission: To forge relationships among academics, students, practitioners, administrators, and others for the primary purpose of promoting the role of internal auditing and internal auditing education within college/university curricula globally.

Audit Committee:

​Mission: To provide assistance to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors in fulfillment of their oversight responsibilities for The Institute’s financial reporting process, system of internal control and the audit process; to recommend a firm of certified public accountants to audit and report upon the financial statements of The Institute for each fiscal year; to oversee The Institute’s Internal Audit program; and to provide oversight of practices designed to ensure compliance with legal, risk management, and regulatory requirements.

Exam Development Committee:

​Mission: To ensure that the content of The ICIA-PAKISTAN’s certification exams is continuously aligned with and reflects the current global practice of internal auditing, including the International Professional Practices Framework.

Executive Committee:

​Mission: Assists the Board of Directors in the fulfillment of its responsibilities for overseeing the affairs of The Institute.

Finance Committee:

​Mission: To review the internal reporting of the budget and financial policies and procedures of The Institute; to ensure that the reporting of revenue and expenses of operations and assets and liabilities of the organization are based on acceptable accounting practices; and to provide necessary and timely information for decision-making.

Professional Certifications Board:

​Mission: To govern and promote The ICIA-PAKISTAN’s global certification programs that are recognized as the global benchmark for the profession.

Chapter Relations Committee:

Mission: To assist chapter leadership as a resource and liaison to The Institute of Internal Auditors (ICIA-PAKISTAN) in enabling chapters to meet their objectives; that the professional practice of internal auditing is effectively promoted through a full range of quality services to members; and that effective strategies are developed to address issues and opportunities at the chapter level.

Publications Advisory Committee:

Mission: To ensure that ICIA-PAKISTAN publications meet high professional and technical standards consistent with The Institute’s leadership position in internal auditing.


Our executive team:

The ICIA-PAKISTAN’s operations are delivered by a team of professionals, mostly based at our offices..

Chief Executive Officer:

Is responsible for the day to day business of the Institute and acts as its key spokesperson. His role is to lead the executive staff in the delivery of operational performance and the achievement of strategic and business objectives.

CEO is supported by the business unit directors, who form the executive group. Together they help to shape and implement the policies and plans agreed by the Council and are responsible for ensuring that the Institute is run efficiently and effectively.

Training and Development Officer:

is to lead the development of the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s training and learning programs. This includes:

  • Identifying opportunities for the expansion and development of the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s learning and training programs
  • Creating tailored training solutions to meet the needs of the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s diverse customer base
  • Designing and developing training and learning materials
  • Delivering and ongoing quality assurance of training courses and events.

Finance Officer: 

The work of the finance and office services departments include:

  • Ensuring accurate records of all financial transactions are kept
  • Producing the annual financial statements, monthly accounts and management information
  • Monitoring performance against budgets and producing financial forecasts
  • Managing working capital, cash-flow and the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s investment portfolio
  • Managing the general maintenance, security and day to day running of the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s business premises and systems
  • Ensuring compliance with health & safety regulations.

Communications, Marketing and Member Relations Officer:

Developing and managing the external relations program, working closely with the Chief Executive and the Policy Director leads the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s corporate communications, marketing and member relations activities:

  • Planning and managing the Institute’s media relations activity
  • Developing strategy for new member marketing and member communications
  • Responsibility for the institute’s website and digital communications
  • Liaison with the regional network.

Policy and External Relations Officer:

leads the ICIA-PAKISTAN’s policy program, working closely with the Chief Executive and the Communications Director, to influence business leaders, policy makers, and regulators on internal audit’s role and value in corporate governance, risk and internal control. In particular:

  • Generating policy positions, consulting the internal audit community
  • Conducting high quality research to support the institute’s public affairs and communications work
  • Managing the institute’s lobbying and policy consultation work
  • Supporting the executive team in raising the profile of the institute and enhancing its reputation.

Professional Services Officer:

Account managing the major group membership schemes PSD leads the Professional Services team in providing services of value to heads of internal audit, their teams and their organizations. This includes:

  • Developing services to meet the needs of heads of internal audit.
  • Working with employers to accredit in-house training programs
  • Running the professional examination sessions including chartered by experience
  • Delivering the ICIA-PAKISTAN External Quality Assessment service (EQA)
  • Promoting, supporting and enforcing requirements for professional development (CPD).
  • Working with ICIA-PAKISTAN Partners and sponsors in raising their profile through involvement with our activities including Audit & Risk magazine.