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IIA Leadership

IIA Leadership

Charlie T. Wright

2021–22 IIA Chairman of the Board

Charlie T. Wright, CIA, is 2021–22 Chairman of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Global Board of Directors. In this role, Wright leads the 17-member Global Board, is chair of the Supervisory Committee and presides over Global Assembly.

Wright is an experienced Chief Audit Executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience in the airline, energy, and financial services industries. He has been in the internal audit profession for more than 19 years.

Before becoming Global Chair, Wright’s volunteer roles at The IIA included senior vice chair, vice chair of Finance and of Professional Guidance, chair of the North American Advocacy Committee and of the Global Committee Task Force, and member of the Three Lines Model task force. Wright is also a former editor of the Risk Watch column in Internal Auditor magazine and a speaker and presenter at many IIA and other conferences.

Thomas Sanglier


Thomas Sanglier, CIA, CRMA, CPA, is the 2022-23 Chair of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) North American Board of Directors. In this position, Sanglier provides direction for The IIA’s strategic plan in North America and oversees its implementation.

Sanglier has 30 years of experience serving private and public organizations in the technology, manufacturing, and professional services industries. He has been in the internal audit profession for 18 years.

Since becoming a member in 2011, Sanglier has been involved as a volunteer leader with The IIA as a member of the Guidance Development Committee, North American Publications Advisory Committee, Audit Committee, and multiple task forces. He has delivered training for multiple domestic and international IIA conferences and professional organizations on numerous internal audit subjects.

Anthony J. Pugliese


Anthony J. Pugliese, CIA, CPA, CGMA, CITP, The President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the chief salaried administrative executive of The Institute. The President and CEO are responsible for the operations of headquarters and the management of the activities of The Institute staff, providing leadership and fostering an environment of cooperation and teamwork that positively influence relations with the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, committee members, and the general membership. The President and CEO also serve along with the Chairman of the Board as a spokesman for The Institute.

Affiliate and Chapter Leaders

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