Paul Lucas joined the World Bank Group on December 1, 2021, as the Director, Strategy and Operations of Group Internal Audit (GIA). In this role, Paul's top three priorities are to (i) strengthen the strategic outreach and client relationship activities of GIA, including greater coordination between the various governance, risk, and other oversight and accountability functions to identify the key risks to the institution and strengthen risk governance; (ii) provide thought leadership in designing and implementing innovative and agile approaches in the development and delivery of GIA's work program; and (iii) deliver increased insights and foresight to GIA's stakeholders by applying new technologies to deepen GIA's analysis and enhancing GIA's staff business knowledge.
Paul, a US and Australian national was the Director for the Internal Audit and Investigations Group (IAIG) at the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 2012 to 2021. Before that, he held several management positions in the UN and Deloitte, leading multi‐disciplinary Audit, Investigation, and Inspection teams in developing countries and emergency and pandemic environments. He has a Master's in International Affairs from Tufts University (Boston, USA) and is a Chartered Accountant, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a Certified Fraud Examiner.