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. The spring meetings allow for international observer participation. Observers include Development Partners from the INTOSAI Donor Cooperation.

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:

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Per-Kristian Foss
Chair of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2020)

Mr. Foss is the Auditor General of Norway and has been in the chair of the IDI Board since 1 January 2014. Mr Foss was a member of the Norwegian Parliament from 1981 till 2013. He was the minister of Finance in Norway from 2001 until 2005. During his periods in Parliament he was chairing the Finance Committee in the period 1989 – 1993. He was the second vice speaker of the Parliament from 2009 until 2013.

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Lara Taylor Pearce
Vice-Chair of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2022)

Mrs. Lara Taylor-Pearce is the Auditor General of the Republic of Sierra Leone. She is a fellow of both the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants of the UK and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sierra Leone. She has held various senior positions in the Public Financial Management Sector in Sierra Leone, and is the current Chair of the Governing Board of the African Region of Supreme Audit Institutions English Speaking (AFROSAI-E).

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Vitor Manuel da Silva Caldeira
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in March 2021)

Mr. Caldeira has been the President of the Tribunal de Contas (Court of Auditors) of Portugal since October 2016. In this capacity, he is also President of the Portuguese Council for the Prevention of Corruption and a member of the Governing Board of INTOSAI as well as an observer member of EUROSAI. Mr. Caldeira also chairs the Studies and Traning Centre of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions. Mr. Caldeira was president of the European Court of Auditors from January 2008 to September 2016 as well as a member of this Court from March 2000.

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Pamela Monroe Ellis
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2022)

Mrs Pamela Monroe Ellis was appointed Auditor General of Jamaica in 2008 and serves as Secretary General of CAROSAI since 2016. A Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA, UK) Mrs Monroe Ellis is Jamaica’s representative on the CARICOM Secretariat Audit Committee, which she also Chairs. She is also a member of the Board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) since 2012.

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Margit Kraker
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2022)

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.

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Thembekile Makwetu
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2020)

On 1 December 2013, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Jacob Zuma, officially appointed the former Deputy Auditor-General, Mr Kimi Makwetu, as the Auditor-General of South Africa for a period of seven years.  Thembekile "Kimi" Makwetu completed a Social Sciences degree at the University of Cape Town in 1989. He received a BCompt Honours degree from the University of Natal (distance learning in 1997) and is a qualified chartered accountant and a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA).

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Helena Lindberg
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in June 2023)

Mrs. Helena Lindberg took office as Auditor General of Sweden in March 2017. She has previously been Director-General and Head of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) and the Swedish Emergency Management Agency and the Swedish Rescue Services Agency. She was also Chair of the Organising Committee tasked with implementing the Government's decision to form the Civil Contingencies Agency. Prior to this, she has held a number of different positions in the Swedish public sector, including at the Ministry of Defence. She has been a member of the Boards of the Swedish Defence University, the Swedish National Space Board and of the Swedish Standards Institute and has also held positions on several advisory councils, such as the Swedish Coast Guard’s advisory council.

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Åse Kristin Berglihn Hemsen
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2023)

Ms. Hemsen is Director-General – Financial and Compliance Audit Department of the Auditor General of Norway. She has a master in Business and administration and an executive master in public sector auditing from the Norwegian School of Economics. She has been with the Auditor General of Norway for 15 years after 8 years with a private sector audit firm (Deloitte).

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Kristin Amundsen
Member of the IDI Board

(term ends in December 2023)

Ms Kristin Amundsen is Deputy Director General of the Performance Audit Department 2 with the Office of the Auditor General of Norway. She has been a manager of the Methodology Unit for performance auditing and a member of the Board of the Norwegian Evaluation Society. She was a lead reviewer of an international peer review of the United States National Audit Office (GAO) and has been involved in capacity building of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) and AFROSAI E.