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Kamehameha Schools names Elizabeth Cawrey Director of Internal Audit

April 29, 2019

Contributed by Andrea Oka

Elizabeth Cawrey has been named director of Internal Audit for Kamehameha Schools.

Kamehameha’s Internal Audit Department reports to and is accountable for assisting the Board of Trustees in the effective execution of their fiduciary responsibilities through independent, objective assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of KS’ risk management, internal control and governance processes.

Cawrey is an internal audit and risk management professional with over 11 years of experience providing value and insight to organizations in various industries. Her career experience includes over seven years providing client-facing professional services with Deloitte and over three years working in corporate internal audit departments. Cawrey returns to Hawaiʻi after most recently serving as director for Deloitte Risk Advisory in Australia. Cawrey has over three years of previous experience working with KS gaining a deep understanding and appreciation for its mission, organization and culture.

“I am honored to serve Kamehameha Schools and I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and executive team to continue to do the good and industrious work of Ke Aliʻi Pauahi and caring for her mission and legacy,” Cawrey said.

She replaces KS Interim Director of Internal Audit Jay Arakawa.

After an exhaustive search and meeting many extraordinary applicants, both nationally and locally, it was Cawrey’s unique combination of experience and expertise that made her the best fit for Kamehameha.

“We are fortunate to welcome Liz back to Kamehameha Schools, her extensive experience abroad will serve the trust well,” said KS Trustee Lance Wilhelm. “We are also very grateful to interim director Jay Arakawa for leading the department’s efforts over the last 12 months.”

Cawrey has a Master of Science degree in accounting from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad School of Business and is a certified public accountant in Hawaiʻi and Colorado. She is a certified internal auditor and certified information systems auditor.

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