Richard F. Chambers (CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA)

Senior Internal Audit Advisor - AuditBoard


Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is the Senior Internal Audit Advisor for AuditBoard - the leading cloud-based platform transforming how enterprises manage risk. In that capacity, he partners with AuditBoard on internal audit thought leadership, customer advisory and industry research programs dedicated to advancing the practice of internal audit through education and digital transformation.

In addition, he is founder and chief practice leader of Richard F Chambers and Associates, a client service firm whose purpose is to illuminate internal audit’s potential to serve the public good by protecting and enhancing organizational value.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Chambers served for more than 12 years as 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 PwC; 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 as a non-executive director of SWAP Internal Audit Services based in the UK, on the board of the International Consortium on Government Financial Management (ICGFM), the Georgia State University School of Accountancy Advisory Council, and the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Accountancy’s Professional Advisory Board.

Chambers previously served on The IIA Board of Directors, the COSO Board of Directors; the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); and the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency.

Accounting Today has ranked Chambers as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People shaping the accounting profession, and he has been recognized by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) as one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance.

Chambers is a globally-recognized blogger and an award-winning author, writing The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition (2019),Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors(2017); and Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail (2014). His fourth book, Agents of Change: Internal Auditors in an Era of Disruption was released in March 2021.