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Quarterly Seminar 15 March 2024

15 March 2024

9.30am - 1.30pm

Join us at the first Quarterly Seminar of 2024 to network with industry colleagues and hear speakers discuss, diversity equity and Inclusion, what can internal audit do in the DE&I space? CIIA – new standards and plans for 2024, geopolitical risk: underwriting, aggregation and compliance considerations. We will end with an update from the Good Practice Development Group on plans and areas of focus for 20234. Post event all attendees will be entitled to claim up to 3 hours CPD.


Standard £75.00

Non-Standard £75.00

Places Available:82

Join us to meet and network with colleagues and industry peers, and hear presentations on:

  • Diversity Equity and Inclusion
    • Sasha Molodtsov, Partner Financial Services, BDO 
    • What can internal audit do in the DE&I space?
  • CIIA – new standards and plans for 2024
    • Ann Brook - Head of Technical Content and Research
  • Geopolitical risk: underwriting, aggregation and compliance considerations
    • Jo Cousins, Underwriter Political Violence, Westfield Speciality
    • Claudia Dent, Exposure Management Analyst, Westfield Specialty
  • Introduction to the GPDG project on the creation and maintenance of an Audit Universe
    • John Roder - Good Practice Development Group

The Seminar will begin with registration and refreshments at 9.30am, will include a mid-morning coffee break and finish at 1.00 pm with a buffet lunch.

Attendance is £75 per head and payment is via bank transfer.

Full booking terms and conditions are available in the Knowledge section of the website under Governance and Policies. Any cancellations made within 7 days of the event will not be entitled to a refund and if it has not already been paid, the outstanding fee will still be due.

On this occasion we are offering attendees the opportunity to purchase an IIAG A5 notebook, with black cover, at a very reasonable price of £5. Payment can be made in cash (on the day) or order and pay in advance via bank transfer. 



2 New Street Square

Greater London


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Speakers Profiles

Ann Brook

Head of Technical Content and Research

Chartered IIA


Ann has been working in the internal audit and related professions for over 25 years and became a Head of Internal Audit in a large building society in 2009. Since then, she worked in Risk Management and various governance roles, and held multiple appointments as Board, Council and Audit Committee member across a range of sectors and industries.

Ann moved into higher education in 2013 with the aim to giving more back to the internal audit profession. She was course leader for the only Internal Audit focused degree in the UK and helped develop both the level 4 and level 7 Apprenticeships with the trailblazer group of employees. She subsequently implemented and delivered the level 7 apprenticeship which she grew over 5 years by 700% with great success. 

Ann has been an active volunteer of the Chartered IIA since 2007 and is now Head of Technical Content and Research. She aims to bring her practical and higher education experiences to drive practical support for the internal audit profession.

Sasha Molodtsov

Partner - Financial Services





Sasha is a Financial Services’ Partner, leading the Diversity & Inclusion advisory team, which sits within BDO's Financial Service's ESG and Regulatory Advisory practice.

Sasha has recently returned from secondment with the Bank of England.

Sasha co-leads the Diversity Project's Ambassador programme and a charity Trustee, in addition to her mentor role with Women in Banking and Finance, The 30% Club and The Prince’s Trust.

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