Chief Audit Executive
and Chief Enterprise Risk Officer
Ninette Caruso joined the UNT System as the Chief Audit Executive in 2020, with her role expanding to also act as the Chief Enterprise Risk Officer in May of 2023. Under the direction of the UNT System Board of Regents’ Audit Committee, the Internal Audit department assists the mission of the University of North Texas System and its component institutions by providing independent, proactive insights and effective challenge to protect the brand and reputation, enhance and protect organizational value and resiliency, and promote the achievement of strategic goals.
Caruso is also responsible for spearheading the UNT System Enterprise’s Risk Management efforts, working closely with senior leadership teams and key stakeholders across the organization to build an ERM framework and governance structure, while facilitating the development and implementation of risk management strategies that align with the system’s overall strategic goals.
Caruso began her career with KPMG in Johannesburg, South Africa. She relocated to the United States and served in numerous risk consulting and audit leadership roles for consulting and financial services companies.
Caruso holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and auditing and a master’s degree in information systems auditing from the University of Johannesburg. In addition, she is a chartered accountant, certified internal auditor, and holds numerous certifications for auditing, risk, technology, and data analytics.