A Letter from the Journal’s President

Source: M. Hix

Dear colleagues,

I hope this message finds you, your colleagues, and families in good health and high spirits. I would like to thank you for your continued support, contributions, and interest in the INTOSAI Journal. As Journal President, I am most grateful for your ongoing efforts to help us deliver timely, informative, and helpful content for the INTOSAI community and our key stakeholders.

I am especially pleased that our readership and reach is greater than ever, and that we now make the quarterly editions of the Journal available online and available on mobile devices in all five of INTOSAI’s official languages.

Additionally, our social media audience continues to expand and this provides an excellent platform to share information and news of interest to our community. As I write this note from Kampala, Uganda where I am attending the AFROSAI-E Governing Board and Vision 2029 Strategic Review Meeting, I am pleased to report that hundreds of you are following our coverage of this gathering on social media.

These achievements would not be possible without your continued support and interest, and the tireless and constructive efforts of the Journal staff and board members. And this leads me to recognize the outstanding contributions of Mr. Chuck Young, GAO’s Managing Director of Public Affairs and INTOSAI Journal Board Member, who will retire from the U.S. GAO at the end of May 2024. Mr. Young has been a part of the INTOSAI Journal Board since 2016.

Chuck Young. Source: U.S. GAO

Mr. Young’s accomplishments and contributions to GAO, the Journal, and external stakeholders deserve special recognition. Throughout his tenure at GAO and in the eight years as a Board member of the Journal, he has been at the forefront of efforts to modernize external communication practices through concise, clear communication, and use of new technologies. Mr. Young has shared his knowledge with various INTOSAI regions to help build capacity, contributed articles to the Journal, and provided coverage to key INTOSAI events. Additionally, Mr. Young has been an enthusiastic part of the Task Force on INTOSAI Communication, sharing his expertise on communication strategy with the INTOSAI community.

I am particularly grateful for Mr. Young’s guidance and insights as we modernized the Journal’s website and social media operations to better meet the needs of our audience. The INTOSAI community has benefitted greatly from his expertise and experience and his contributions will live on past his tenure on the Journal board.

I would thus like to thank Mr. Young on behalf of the Journal staff and board, and wish him and his family all the very best as he enters a well-deserved retirement and new phase of life.

I likewise extend warm wishes to the Journal’s audience, and will soon provide an update on the board’s new composition.

– Michael Hix, INTOSAI Journal President

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