About MIAA


Municipal Internal Auditors Association of Ontario (MIAA) provides education and networking opportunities to its membership which includes over 40 audit groups from municipalities, local school boards and police services across Ontario and other provinces.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Association is to provide a professional forum and network for members and their employees that engage in auditing and related activities in their organization.

Our Purpose

  • To continually enhance the municipal internal audit profile by promoting the interests of members in performing their roles and responsibilities.
  • To provide a forum and network where issues pertaining to audit services and related activities can be discussed and where members can collaborate on resolving those issues.
  • To provide relevant training, develop skills, and increase the knowledge and expertise of employees of members.
  • To reply to proposals by other groups, other levels of government, other government agencies, etc. on matters related to audit services and related activities in their organization.
  • To promote industry best practices, professional standards and ethical conduct in the municipal internal audit sector.

MIAA Constitution and Bylaws Approved Virtually December 1, 2022

MIAA Executive Officer Roles and Responsibilities – December 9, 2021

MIAA Executive



Peter Koutsovasilis, MSA, CIA, CGAP, CRMA


Peter Koutsovasilis is a Senior Planning Analyst with Strategy Management – Strategic Planning at the Toronto Police Service. He has been with the Toronto Police Service since June 1997. He holds a Master of Spatial Analysis (MSA) along with Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), and Certified in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) designations.

Vice – Chair

David Fanone, CPA, CFE


David has worked as a Senior Auditor with the Regional Municipality of York since 2015.  Prior to joining the Region, he spent 8 years working in the auditing departments at Toronto Hydro and Toronto Community Housing.  David is a graduate of Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance and minor in Law.  David also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation.


Jayrani Bungsy



Nancy Hu


Program Chair

Anil Bux is an Audit Manager with the City of Toronto’s Auditor General’s Office. He has been with the City since 2015. He has over 17 years’ experience in conducting operational, financial and compliance audits, including corporate investigations. He has worked as an internal auditor in the telecommunications, retail, and utility industries. He is a team player, results driven professional, who is always willing to accept new challenges and learnings. He holds CIA, CFE, CRMA and AGA(SA) designations.

Program Coordinator

Sherif Eltramsy


Membership Director

John Tyson, B.Admin


John Tyson has worked as an Internal Auditor and Continuous Improvement Analyst at the City of Thunder Bay since 2004. Prior to joining Thunder Bay, he spent 10-1/2 years working in the manufacturing field as a Senior Purchasing Agent, CNC Programmer, Sales, and Lean Six Sigma leader at Bombardier Transportation and Northland Superior Supply Ltd. John is a graduate of Lakehead University with a Bachelor Degree in Administration and also a graduate of Confederation College with a Technologist Diploma in Aerospace Manufacturing. John is currently working towards completing his CIA designation.

Workshop Director:

Thusha Anadarajan, BAS


Thusha is an Audit Analyst with the City of Toronto Auditor General’s Office. She has been with the City since 2015. She completed her Chartered Professional Accountant designation examination and currently pursuing her work experience at the City. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Accounting from York University. She also did a post-graduate diploma in Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting from Seneca College.

Workshop Coordinator:

Shelley Ramessar


Shannon Thompson, CPA, CGA

Shannon is the Manager of Risk & Review Services / Internal Audit for the Waterloo Region District School Board.  She has been with the school board since 2005.  Prior to joining the school board, Shannon spent six years as a Corporate Tax Auditor for the Ontario Ministry of Finance and five years as a Senior Accountant with Ernst & Young.  Shannon holds a CPA, CGA designation and has a Diploma in School Board Administration from the University of Guelph.

Past Chair

Faizan Hanif, CPA, CMA, CIA, CISA


Faizan has been with the City of Toronto Auditor General’s Office since 2014 where he conducts performance audits. At the City, Faizan has worked on a variety of audits in the areas of employee health benefits, paving contracts, fleet operations, property tax billing, corporate security and telecommunication contracts. He previously worked in internal audit at Canada Post Corporation and also has experience in business process improvement from the private sector. Faizan graduated from University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Accounting. He currently holds Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designations.