Kat Seeuws is Vice President Standards & Guidance at the IIA Global headquarters. She previously was the CEO of the IIA Belgium and has held several positions in the field of internal control and internal audit, mainly in the public sector. She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds several other certificates (CRMA, CGAP, CFE, RFA, CICS and an Accreditation in Quality Assessment).
Kat started her career as a tax inspector in the Federal Tax Administration. After more than 10 years of experience in tax and inspection, she joined the Federal Service of Budget and Management Control as a senior advisor to the policy makers and public managers. She was responsible for supporting and facilitating the development of internal control in the federal public sector and piloting a project on developing the modern structure of audit for the Belgian federal public departments.
In 2018 she joined the European Commission as a national expert in DG Budget and supported the Public Internal Control (PIC) Network of the European Commission, a group of internal control policy makers from all European Union member states. She has also consulted for Grant Thornton where she performed different assignments in audit, quality assessment and consultancy, particularly for public sector clients.
Kat has been involved in several international collaboration and support projects in the field of public administration reform steered by the European Commission, OECD and the World Bank.