Imran Zia

Imran is a seasoned professional with rich internal audit experience spanning over decades. He has worked for various multinationals, Big Four Firms and National & International corporates. Throughout his career, he has established a reputation as a transformational leader who is committed to furthering standards of excellence. Imran’s expertise encompasses all aspects of internal audit, risk management and advisory.

Imran is a proud winner of “Internal Audit Excellence Award” from ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales). He has played a key role towards elevation of corporate governance practices in various corporates. Imran continues to contribute towards profession as a subject matter expert and as a thought leader. He also serves various professional bodies in different capacities. This includes serving as:

  • Member of Harvard Business Review Advisory Council
  • President of Institute of Internal Auditors Vancouver Island Chapter, Canada
  • Member of ACCA’s Global Forum for Audit & Assurance
  • Member of ACFE’s Global Advisory Council
  • Past Chairman of ACCA’s Members Advisory Committee
  • Past President of ACFE’s (Association of Certified Fraud Examiners) Chapter
  • Member of Board of Directors of “Connections Place” – a global not-for-profit organization

His contributions towards the profession don’t go unnoticed and he gets invited as an expert speaker at various professional conferences & seminars world-wide. His recent speaking engagements include:

  • IIA’s International Conference of Internal Auditors 2021 (to be convened) – Singapore
  • IIA Canada National Conference of Internal Auditors 2021 (to be convened) – Canada
  • ACFE Middle East Fraud Conference 2021 (to be convened) – Dubai
  • ACFE Canada’s National Fraud Conference – 2020 – Canada
  • IIA UAE National Conference 2020 – Dubai, UAE
  • IIA Canada Vancouver Island Chapter Event – 2020 -Victoria, Canada
  • IIA Canada’s National Conference – 2019 – Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference of Internal Auditors – 2018 – Dubai, UAE
  • International Conference of Internal Auditors – 2017 – Sydney, Australia
  • ACFE Middle East Fraud Conferences – 2016 & 2017 – Dubai, UAE
  • International Conference of Internal Auditors – 2014 – London, UK

Imran currently work for Government of British Columbia – Canada, as Director, Audit & Assurance.

Imran Zia


Director, Audit & Assurance – Government of British Columbia, Canada

Areas of Expertise 

  • Internal Audit
  • Governance
  • Risk
  • Compliance
  • Finance
  • Leadership