Michael Parkinson, CIA, CISA, is an internal auditor of more than 20 years’ experience. While working as a government employee he was the chief audit executive of three different government agencies. He is currently a director in the government services practice of KPMG Canberra. Parkinson joined the board of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia (IIA-Australia) in 1996, was elected vice-president in 1998, and became national president in 1999, serving until 2001. He has served as the International Secretary of IIA Inc since May 2009. He is a respected educator and author in internal auditing. He currently serves on the Standards Australia OB-007 Risk Management Committee.