James A. Rose
Chief Audit Executive
James Rose is the Chief Audit Executive of Humana, a publicly traded health benefits company headquartered in Louisville, Ky. In addition to his CAE role, Mr. Rose helped establish and currently leads the organization’s Enterprise Risk Management program. Recently, James spearheaded the implementation of an enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance technology platform that will integrate compliance, risk, and controls processes across Humana. Rose began his career as a Foreign Service officer with the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Agency for International Development, reviewing foreign economic assistance programs in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. He also worked as director of financial audit with the Auditor of Public Accounts of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, leading the effort to create the department that now conducts performance and operational reviews of state programs.
A member of The Institute of Internal Auditor’s (IIA) Louisville chapter, Rose currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the IIA’s International Professional Issues Committee which drafts the practice guidelines for the profession worldwide. Beginning in 2011, James will begin a three year team on the Audit Committee of the Rome, Italy based United Nations World Food Programme.