Advisory Board


The Advisory Board will be the chief external advisory body of ICGFM.  They are responsible for providing leadership perspectives on the role of the organization.  The Advisory Board includes recognized leaders across the spectrum of public financial management from all sectors who together provide the expertise, experience, relationships and resources necessary to assist and advise ICGFM on key trends in public financial management to inform strategy that ensures mission relevance and long-term sustainability.
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Current Members


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Richard F. Chambers

 

Richard F. Chambers, CIA, QIAL, CGAP, CCSA, CRMA, is 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers; 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 on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Board of Directors; the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC); and The IIA Board of Directors, as well as the Georgia State University School of Accountancy Advisory Council and the University of Alabama Culverhouse School of Accountancy’s Professional Advisory Board. Chambers also has served on the U.S. President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency. Accounting Today has named him one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting and he has been named one of the most influential leaders in corporate governance by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). In 2016, Chambers was honored by American City Business Journals’ Orlando Business Journal as a top CEO of the Year. Chambers has authored two award-winning books: Trusted Advisors: Key Attributes of Outstanding Internal Auditors, which was released in early 2017; and Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, which is currently available in five languages.


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Beryl H. (Berri) Davis

Beryl H. “Berri” Davis is a Director of Financial Management and Assurance at the U.S. Government Accountability Office where her responsibilities include audits related to improper payments, grants management, agencies’ internal controls, and federal inspector general issues. She also serves as GAO’s representative in addressing standard setting processes and activities of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. These roles include participation on the Professional Standards Committee Steering Committee and the Forum for INTOSAI Professional Pronouncements.    

Before working in the federal government, Berri served as Vice President, Standards and Guidance, for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Here she directed activities related to the identification of emerging issues and the development of international guidance. Berri also served as Director of Audit Services and Management Support for the City of Orlando. Her accomplishments there include generating millions of dollars of additional revenue for the city, coordinating the development of the city’s first comprehensive strategic plan, and creating a citywide employee recognition program. In addition, Berri has several years of work experience in public accounting and the private sector, including service as CFO of the Orlando Museum of Art.  

Berri has served as a member of several auditing and financial management councils and boards, including the Comptroller General’s Government Auditing Standards Advisory Council, the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Appointments Panel, and the American Institute of CPA’s governing council. She is a Past President of the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, a Past President of the Florida Institute of CPAs and a former Chairman of the Florida Board of Accountancy.

Berri graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration – Accounting from the University of Florida and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University. She holds the designations of CPA, CIA, CGFM, CGAP, CGMA, and CCSA.


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Tony Hegarty

Tony Hegarty is the Fmr Chief Financial Management Officer and Head of the Financial Management Sector Board of the World Bank.  Prior to retiring from the World Bank in November 2012, Tony was: 

  • Co-Chair of the OECD-DAC Task Force on Public Financial Management;
  • Co-Chair of the INTOSAI-Donors Steering Committee;
  • Co-Chair of the IFAC-Donors Steering Committee (MOSAIC);
  • Founding Member of IFAC’s Developing Nations Committee (now called the PAO Development Committee); 
  • Chair of the Multilateral Development Banks Financial Management Working Group on Harmonization;
  • Alternating Chair/Member of the Multi-Donor Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Steering Committee; and
  • Member of the World Bank’s Public Sector Governance Board.  

Since retiring (2013-17), Tony has been a Senior Advisor on International Development.  Strategic engagements include: United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Pan African Federation of Accountants (PAFA). 

Tony is also a current Member of GAO’s Center for Audit Excellence Advisory Board (USA) and a regular speaker at international conferences on a range of topics in various parts of the world.


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Ed Olowo-Okere

Ed Olowo-Okere is currently the Director of World Bank Group’s Governance Global Practice responsible for Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Europe and Central Asia regions. In that capacity, he oversees governance strategies, programs and staff in these regions. He also oversees PEFA, SOE, Digital Governance, integrated reporting, etc. thematic areas. He is the Head of the Bank’s Financial Management Family, which comprises staff working on the fiduciary (financial management) aspects of all Bank operations as well as lending and technical assistance on financial management in public and private sectors across the regions. He leads the Bank’s engagement with global partners on financial management and related themes. In that regard, he is Chair/Co-Chair of the INTOSAI Donors Group, INTOSAI-Donors Steering Committee, and IFAC-Donors Steering Committee (MOSAIC)

Ed had previously held the following positions at the World Bank: Senior Adviser, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency Unit; Chief Strategy Officer, Governance Global Practice; Director of Operations Services, Africa Region; and Regional Manager for Financial Management, Africa Region. His experience in development work includes preparation of sectoral and regional strategy, operational policy reforms, knowledge management, operations quality and portfolio management, project preparation and implementation support in all sectors, and policy dialogues with and technical assistance to clients on a wide range of themes, including public financial management, private sector accounting & auditing, public procurement, environmental and social safeguards compliance, and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to joining the Bank in 1998, Ed worked in Nigeria, Britain and New Zealand.

Ed holds a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honors) Degree in Accountancy from the University of Maiduguri and a Masters Degree in Accounting (with Distinctions) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Ph.D. in Management (with specialization in Change Management and Public Financial Management) from the University of Bath, United Kingdom. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). He has researched, published in reputable international journals and lectured at undergraduate and graduate levels in Nigeria and New Zealand on accounting and finance. Also, he has won several academic and merit awards.

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