Daniel Clayton

Innovative Organizational Engineer with expertise in enterprise risk management, systems thinking, and governance


Daniel Clayton is a solutions-focused Senior Executive with more than 20 years of success across the healthcare, higher education, government, and federal defense industries. Leveraging extensive experience in board design, internal information system development, oversight, and control, he is a valuable advisor for an organization establishing a board or struggling to meet the board's needs and objectives. His broad areas of expertise include enterprise risk management, systems thinking, governance, and organizational leadership.

Throughout his executive career, Daniel has held leadership positions with Internal Strategic Consulting, The University of Texas System, and CHAN HEALTHCARE.

May 2019 - Present

Management Consultant

Accountability Consulting

  • Develop strategic improvement plans for government, audit, and risk functions
  • Design systems for governance, risk, and control

July 2016 - Present

Committee of Research & Education Advisers - International Institute of Internal Auditors

International Institute of Internal Auditors

December 2013 - May 2019

System Audit Office - Director of Strategy and Knowledge Management - The University of Texas System

The University of Texas System

  • Led the design of a system-wide objective centric risk process across 130 auditors
  • Contributed to the development of a board assessment of 300 regent rules and policies and recommended changes in design and templates that impacted policy program and board process

April 2003 - April 2013

Director of Strategy and KM | Various other roles - CHAN HEALTHCARE


  • Designed a modern risk management based approach for internal audits and rolled it out to 335 auditors
  • Built a knowledge management system and provided oversight for the company's subject matter expert program

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Systems Thinking

Enterprise Risk Management

Organizational Leadership


Company or executive-specific business strategy

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Advice on designing Boards or Executive management information channels

Advice on governance, risk, and control