Institute of Directors - Boards getting the best value from internal audit

13 September, 2022
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Boards rely on the assurance they get from external auditors on financial statements and other matters.  There is considerable focus on this.

There is much less focus on the role that Internal Auditors can play in supporting Boards, including Audit and Risk Committees.

In this webinar, directors will get a renewed appreciation of internal audit (including scope), how it works (including what makes it different to external auditing) and the value it can deliver for corporate boards, Crown entity boards, not for profit boards/committees and executive teams in Government departments. 

There will also be a focus on how this important and potentially overlooked resource can best be harnessed by governors to deliver the best value.  Board members who Chair of Audit and Risk Committees will share their perspectives on internal audit’s value, how best to have the value delivered by internal auditors, and how to link this work with external auditing.

Webinar Panelists

Bernie McKendrey

Bernie is a well-seasoned governance, risk management, internal audit and assurance consultant.  She has held risk management roles in a multinational company, lead internal audit at Lloyds Banking Group and headed Operational Risk and Compliance Markets for the ANZ Bank. Other experienced directors with a focus on financial and risk management, including Chairs of Audit and Risk Committees in the corporate and not for profit sectors will provide a board perspective on internal audit.

Mary-Jane Daly CFInstD

Mary-Jane (‘MJ’) Daly was appointed as a director of AIG Insurance New Zealand Limited on 1 July 2022 and is Chair of the Board. MJ has a strong background in insurance and financial services in a variety of roles both in New Zealand and the UK. She is also an Independent Director of Fonterra Shareholders Fund, Kiwibank Limited and Kiwi Property Group Limited. MJ is the former Chair of the Earthquake Commission as has previously held governance roles at Auckland Transport, Cigna Life Insurance, Onepath Life and Airways Corporation. MJ has also held senior executive positions at State Insurance, IAG, and Fonterra.

Jonathan Mason CFInstD

Jonathan Mason MBA, MA, BA, CFInstD is a Chartered Fellow of the IoD, a member of the Auckland branch, a representative on the National Council and a member of the IoD’s Audit & Risk committee.  Jonathan has had an extensive governance career in the financial markets in both the United States and New Zealand for over 30 years, with a strong emphasis on emerging markets. He has held management positions in the oil and gas, chemical, forest products and dairy industries. In New Zealand Jonathan has worked for Carter Holt Harvey and Fonterra and in the United States his career has seen him work for International Paper and ExxonMobil Corporation. 

Jonathan currently serves as a director on the boards of Air New Zealand, Vector Limited, Westpac New Zealand Ltd and Zespri Group Ltd.  He holds an MBA, MA and a BA and is an Adjunct Professor of Management at the University of Auckland, focusing on finance.

Event Details:

  • Tuesday, 13 September
  • 5.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Online event
  • Members - $0, Non-members - $30


13 September, 2022
Members - $0, Non-members - $30
Visit website

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