INTOSAI Development Initiative

Supporting effective, accountable and inclusive Supreme Audit Institutions

IDI Governance and IDI Board

IDI is a foundation established under Norwegian laws. Our organisation consists of the IDI Board and the IDI Secretariat.

The IDI Secretariat’s organisational structure

The IDI Secretariat implements the Strategic Plan and strategic directions from the Board. IDI’s staff consists of multi-cultural, experienced professionals with diverse backgrounds, including from Supreme Audit Institutions, from the Development Community and Civil Society.

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IDI Board

The IDI Board is IDI’s principal strategic body. It is a non-executive Board and responsible for the management of the foundation and setting the strategic direction of the IDI. IDI’s Board comprises prominent Heads of Supreme Audit Institutions. Board members are appointed on their professional merit.

The Board usually meets twice a year, in spring and in autumn. Board meetings allow for the possibility to include observers. See here our IDI Protocol and Invitation Policy for Observers.

IDI Board Members

The IDI Boards is chaired by the Auditor General of Norway as the head of the hosting organisation of the IDI. It has in total 10 members from different Supreme Audit Institutions. Selection criteria include a gender quota: At least four members have to be of each gender.

The Board members are appointed for a 3 years term with a maximum of 6 years. The composition of the IDI Board is:

Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen, Chair of the IDI Board

Karl Eirik Schjøtt-Pedersen
Chair of the IDI Board

(The Auditor General of Norway is a permanent member and chair of the Board)

Mr. Schjøtt-Pedersen is the Auditor General of Norway and became the Chair of the IDI Board on 1 January 2022. Mr. Schjøtt-Pedersen was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 1981 to 2009, during which time he chaired the Finance Committee from 1993 to 1996. He was the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries from 1996 to 1997, Minister of Finance from 2000 to 2001, and served as Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s office from 2009 to 2013. From 2014 to 2017 Mr. Schjøtt-Pedersen served as the Vice Chair on SAI Norway’s Board of Directors.

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Margit Kraker
Member of the IDI Board

(The INTOSAI Secretary General is a permanent member of the Board)

Dr. Kraker became the President of the Austrian Court of Audit and Secretary General of INTOSAI in July 2016.  She holds a doctoral degree in Law from the University of Graz in Austria. She has served in several positions in the Austrian public service such as Director of the Court of Audit of the Province of Styria (2013-2016), head of the Styrian Provincial Vice-Governor's Office, member of Styrian Provincial Government's Constitutional Service and Legal expert at the Austrian Parliament and the Provincial Parliament of Styria. In addition, she was a member of the Management Committee of the European Organisation of Region of External Public Finance Audit Institutions (EURSOAI) from 2014-2016.

Dasho Tashi (Auditor General of Bhutan)

Tashi
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in March 2024)

Dasho Tashi is the Auditor General of Bhutan and Chairman of the Accounting & Auditing Standards of Bhutan. He first joined the Royal Audit Authority (SAI Bhutan) on 1st February 1994, working until 2009 as Auditor, Senior Auditor Deputy Chief Audit Officer and Assistant Auditor General, Performance Audit Division and Thematic Audit Division, as well as a period as Head of Human Resource and International Relations Division (2003-2006). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University, an advanced Diploma in Management Accounting from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK, and several diplomas from leadership programmes.

Nancy Ghatangu Auditor General of Kenya

Nancy Gathungu
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in November 2025)

Ms. Nancy Gathungu was appointed to the position of the Auditor-General of the Republic of Kenya on July 17, 2020. As well as being Vice Chairperson of AFROSAI-E and Chair of the AFROSAI Technical and Institutional Capacity Building Committee, Ms. Gathungu is a certified member and trainer with the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Kenya (ICPAK), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of Association of Women Accountants in Kenya (AWAK) where she mentors young female accountants. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce, an MBA, and is currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Business Administration (Strategic Management). Prior to her appointment, Ms. Gathungu served as Director of Audit and provided leadership in various Directorates at the Office of the Auditor General, Kenya, namely Quality Assurance, Forensic Audit, IT Audit, and Learning and Development. 

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Hussam Alangari
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in November 2025)

Dr. Hussam Abdulmohsen Alangari was appointed by Royal Decree as President of the General Court of Audit in May 2016. Within INTOSAI, he is currently the Second-Vice-Chair, Chairman of the PFAC, Co-Chair of the IDSC, Chair of ARABOSAI and member of the ASOSAI Governing Board. He also chairs the Arab Confederation for Institutes of Internal Auditors as well as the Saudi IIA Board of Directors, and is a member of the IIA Global Board of Directors, he received his Doctoral Degree in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Essex in the UK in 2000. In 2008, he was promoted to Full Professorship Rank from King AbdulAziz University in Saudi Arabia, where he has worked as a Lecturer and Academic Scholar as well as Dean of the Faculties of Economics and Administration and of Law. After his academic career, Dr. Alangari was appointed as a member of the Saudi Parliament, the Ash-Shura Council,  from 2013-2016, serving as both Vice-Chair and Chair of the Financial Committee. 
Bruno Dantas IDI Board member

Bruno Dantas
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in June 2026)


Dr. Bruno Dantas became the president of the Brazilian Court of Audit in December 2022. He was appointed by Senate as Minister of the court in 2014. Within INTOSAI, he is currently the Chair of Governing Board, Chairman of the SCEI, Vice-chair of PSC and member of the OLACEFS Governing Board. He holds a PhD and a Master's degree in Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo and is a visiting researcher at important research centers, namely the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Max Planck Institute, in Luxembourg, and the Cardozo School of Law, in New York. He is a professor at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and in master's and doctoral programs at the Getúlio Vargas Foundation and Nove de Julho University. He chaired the Jurists' Commission on improving governmental management and the public administration control system, and was a member of the Jurists' Commissions that prepared and elaborated drafts of the new Civil Procedure and Commercial Codes.

Gareth Davies IDI Board member

Gareth Davies
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in June 2026)


Mr. Gareth Davies was appointed the United Kingdom’s Comptroller & Auditor General (C&AG) on 1 June 2019. Before his appointment as C&AG, he was Head of Public Services at Mazars, a global accountancy firm specialising in audit, tax and advisory services. Prior to this, he was managing director of the UK Audit Commission’s Audit Practice. His experience spans financial and value for money audit, organisational leadership and Board governance. Gareth is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 


Gareth Davies IDI Board member

Tom-Christer Nilsen 
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2026)

Mr. Tom-Christer Nilsen is the Vice-Chair of the Board of the Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAGN) since 1 January 2022. He has served as a Member of Parliament in Norway, as a State Secretary to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Transport. He was also the Mayor of Hordaland from 2011-2015. In addition, Mr. Nilsen has served as President of the North Sea Commission and has been involved with the Children’s International Summer Villages in different capacities. He presently is the Chief Operating Officer of the Bergen Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He holds a Master of Business degree from the Norwegian School of Business, Economics and Administration. 


Gareth Davies IDI Board member

Merethe Nordling  
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2026)

Ms. Merethe Nordling is Deputy Director General and Chief of Staff at the Office of the Auditor General of Norway (OAGN). She has been involved in capacity building of SAIs and was seconded to IDI from OAGN in 2013. She became a Certified Internal Auditor in 2019 and served on the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Norway (IIA) from 2018-2022. She led a peer review of the SAI of  Denmark in 2021 and a peer review of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in 2022. She has a Master degree in Economics from the University of Oslo and has been working at OAGN since 2008.


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