Nov 30, 2023
Welcome to the IIA Trinidad & Tobago Chapter
The TRINIDAD & TOBAGO Chapter, a voluntary non-profit organization was accepted as a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors on 30th September, 1988 at a Conference held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This was after several attempts at formation encouraged by Mr. G. Peter Wilson, then President of IIA and followed up by visits made to Trinidad by two International representatives of the IIA.
A steering committee was drawn up from a membership of eighteen (18) to plan an Inauguration Function which was held at Hotel Normandie on February 28, 1989.
The Chapter was incorporated by an Act of Parliament (Act #21 of 1991) with its main objectives being to:
- Increase knowledge and skills of its members as regards internal auditing and the practice and methods thereof.
- Establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honour and character of its members.
- Promote and protect the welfare and interest of the Institute and the internal auditing profession in Trinidad and Tobago.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chapter currently has over 300 members enlisted and comprise of those from State Enterprises, Private Companies, the Public Service, Statutory Bodies, Professional Firms and individuals, Credit Unions, Banks and Educational Institutions.
Over the years the Chapter has had the support of the Chief Executive Officers, Heads of Departments, Prominent business personnel and Parliamentarians not only by encouraging the participation of staff in Chapter Affairs but also by sponsoring activities, serving as guest speakers or panelists at Seminars/Workshops organized by the Chapter.
The Board of IIATT wishes to thank all persons for their support over the past thirty-three (33) years and look forward to continued goodwill in years to come. Special mention must be made to our affiliate, The Institute of Internal Auditors, International. Their guidance and support is ongoing.
RITA PURDEEN-NANDLAL, FCCA, CIA, CISA, CRMA
MARTHA PRINCE, FCCA, CIA, MBA
SIMEON MOHAMMED, CA, CFE, CIA, FCCA, MSc
TISHA MILLETT, CPA, CA
JESSICA SAMLALSINGH, FCCA, CA
ABIGAIL KASERAM-BHAGWANDEEN, FCCA, CIA, CRMA, MBA
CLAUDINE DICKSON-RAMNARINE, FCCA, CIA
NKENGE BURKE, BSc, ACCA, CA, CIA
SHAMIRA RAMKISSOON, CIA, FCCA, BSc
MARLON WOODRUFFE, FCCA, CIA
CARLA MATTHEWS-DOTTIN, MSc, BSc (Hons), AMABE, CAT, IAP
KEVIN PADMORE, FCCA, CIA, ACC, BSc, CDir
SUNIL BABOORAM, FCCA, CFCM, CIA, CRMA
Past Presidents of the Local Chapter
The following are persons who served as Presidents for the Local Chapter. Accreditation is given to them for the ongoing support to ensure that the Chapter continues to prosper and grow.
- SUNIL BABOORAM 2021-2023
- DANIELLA WILLIAMS 2018-2021
- CAMILLE CUMBERBATCH-DHORAY 2014-2018
- ROGER RAMDWAR 2012 -2014
- LARRY KOWLESSAR 2009-2012
- SUZANNE C.A. ROACH 2007-2009
- DANIELLA WILLIAMS 2005-2007
- ANTHONY ST. CLAIR 2003-2005
- ANTHONY JONES 2002-2003
- JOSEPH T. ROSS 2001-2002
- CLAIRE GOMEZ-MILLER 1999-2001
- DON GONZALES 1997-1999
- JOHN ESCALANTE 1995-1997
- FENWICK MILLS 1994-1995
- JOSEPH T. ROSS 1993-1994
- HAZEL ANATOL 1992-1993
- KENNY JALSA 1991-1992
- GLENROY HAYNES 1989-1991
Building Awareness Champions
We are pleased to be a 2023 Building Awareness Champion!
During Internal Audit Awareness Month in May, we shared our passion for internal auditing, promoting the profession through a variety of events and campaigns designed to inform and engage, raise awareness, and help stakeholders understand the value of internal audit in their organizations.
Dear Fellow Trinidad and Tobago Chapter Members,
I am honored to serve you as Chapter President in the two (2) year term from June 2023 to May 2025; humbled by the trust you have placed in me, and eagerly embarking on this journey together to reach new heights of excellence.
It is indeed a privilege to volunteer alongside a dedicated and diverse Chapter Board, where we are all enthusiastic and passionate about serving you and advancing the internal audit profession. Our #1 goal is to make your membership with our Chapter a valuable and rewarding one!
Our Chapter's success hinges on one pivotal element – YOU. I encourage each of you to take full advantage of the tools, resources, and events that make your membership with us a tremendous value.
We remain committed to elevating the standard of internal auditing and empowering ourselves with knowledge, innovation, and a passion for growth.
We recognize and thank the prior Board for their esteemed contribution and successful service in the last two (2) years which is demonstrated in the Chapter’s achievements of ‘IIA Platinum Award’, the ‘CIA Premier Partner’ and ‘Building Awareness Champion’ by the IIA North America.
As we eagerly anticipate our upcoming 35th Anniversary in September 2023 to celebrate the results of our collective hard work, our Board continues to build on these achievements and commits to unwavering excellence in serving you through:
- A combination of in-person and virtual value-added, affordable training sessions.
- Engaging Chapter meetings.
- Student outreach and membership programs.
- A vibrant mentor-mentee program.
- Rewarding member engagement and committee volunteering opportunities.
- Exciting advocacy programs.
- Fruitful partnerships with Caribbean Chapters and IIA Global.
It is with great enthusiasm that I look forward to connecting with each of you, exchanging ideas, hearing your visions for our Chapter, and working hand in hand to turn those visions into reality.
We remain dedicated to keeping you, our members, at the heart of everything we do.