Calling future nominations for IIA-Australia Awards
Do you work with a great internal auditor or as part of an excellent team? Now is the time to start thinking about rewarding them for their achievements.
This year, IIA-Australia launched a suite of Awards to recognise those members or teams who make outstanding contributions to their organisations, the professional practice of internal auditing and the industry as a whole.
The Awards include:
- Internal Auditor of the Year Award
- Emerging Internal Audit Leader Award
- Internal Audit Team of the Year Award
The nomination period is for the current 2023 year, so now is the time to start thinking about candidates who should be considered for these awards.
Closing date for submissions is 30 November 2023. Finalists will be announced early February 2024 with the Awards Ceremony presented at SOPAC® 2024.
Bob McDonald Award
The Bob McDonald Award is named in honour of the first Australian to hold the position of International Chairman of the global IIA-Australia and of his outstanding contribution to the profession of internal audit.
First presented in June 2004, the inaugural recipient of the Bob McDonald Award was Frank Bowles CIA FIIA(Aust). To date, recipients of this prestigious professional award are:
2022 Stephen Coates PFIIA, CIA, CRMA, CGAP, CISA
2016 Cathy Blunt PFIIA CIA
2006 Glen Laslett PMIIA CIA CCSA CRMA
2008 Bruce Turner AM PFIIA CGAP CRMA
Nominations can be submitted at any time for the Bob McDonald Award although there is a formal call for nominations once a year. To nominate, download and complete the following form:
Internal Auditor of the Year Award
The Internal Auditor of the Year Award recognises the individual standing and contribution of an internal auditor, both within their organisation and beyond.
- 2022: Anthony Robinson PMIIA CIA
Emerging Internal Audit Leader of the Year Award
The Emerging Internal Audit Leader of the Year Award recognises superior and progressive contributions by an individual to their organisation and or internal audit profession.
- 2022: Lisa Berriman PMIIA CIA
Internal Audit Team of the Year Award
The Internal Audit Team of the Year Award recognises internal audit function/teams who excel in the provision of internal audit services to their organisations or clients.
- 2022: Northern Sydney Local Health District
Meritorious Service or Contribution Award
This award is to recognise meritorious service or contributions to the IIA-Australia or profession at large, by a member.
Nominations are made by Chapter Councils, IIA-Australia Directors or IIA-Australia staff.
- 2022: Nigel Dalton-Brown AMIIA
- 2019: Stephen Linden PFIIA
- 2018: Mandy Tran PMIIA CIA
John Blackman Certified Internal Auditor Award
The annual John Blackman Award is named after the first President of the NSW Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia.
The aim of the John Blackman Award is to demonstrate the Institute’s commitment to the highest standards of professional practice in internal auditing.
The Award recognises the achievement by an Australian candidate in passing the CIA® examinations (all four parts – 1990 to 2001; three parts – 2015+) without failures and excellent scores.
The inaugural winner in 1990 was Dennis Fullgrabe. Subsequent winners are:
2022 Joel Dell’Armi
2021 Joemar Asuncion
2020 Xin Deng
2019 Joshua Gould
2018 Paul Townsend
2017 Jessica Gabai
2016 Drew Turner
2015 James Manning
2014 Robert Magistrado
2001 Julie Crisp
2000 Shane McCarthy
1999 Cameron Duck
1998 Peter Coon
1997 Magdalenda Au
1996 George Edwards
1995 Robert Overell
1994 Michael Parkinson
1993 Sean Kelly
1992 Mary Hoare
1991 Darryl Butler
GradCertIA Excellence Award Winners
These awards were created to reward individual excellence in candidates completing the GradCertIA and aim to:
- Encourage high level achievement
- Recognise excellence and commitment
- Provide a platform for professional advancement.
The Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service Awards
The Victor Z. Brink Award for Distinguished Service award was established in honour of Victor Brink, one of The IIA’s founders, and its recipients demonstrate outstanding service to the profession through participation in IIA activities.
- 2011: Robert (Bob) Norman McDonald OAM PFIIA CIA CGAP
- 2015: Michael John Parkinson PFIIA CIA CRMA
The Certificate of Honors
The Certificate of Honors is one of the prestigious William S Smith Awards for Outstanding CIA Examination Performance. The Smith Awards are named in honour of the first Chairman of the Board of Regents, who was a driving force behind the development of the CIA Program. Consideration for the Smith awards is based on a candidate’s performance on the core parts of the CIA exam (Parts I , II and III).
- 2018: Paul Townsend
- 2017: Jessica Gabai
- 2014: Robert Magistrado
- 2011: Stuart Hay
- 2004 :Matthew McDonald and Donna Smith
- 2001: Julie Crisp and David White
Certificate of Excellence
1994 Michael Parkinson (the first Certificate of Excellence for performance as a CIA candidate internationally).