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December 2014 Seminar

5 December 2014

9.30 am - 13.15 pm

A review of topical issues to include smarter auditing and the importance of loss data in improving the control environment.

  • Smarter Auditing

Steve Evenden, Chief Audit Executive, AXA UK & Ireland

  • The Importance of Loss Data in Improving the Control Environment

Caroline Coombe, Chief Executive, ORIC International

  • Hot Topics and Planning Priorities for 2015

Matt Cox, Director, Insurance Group, Deloitte LLP

  • Auditing Board Strategy – Good Practice Development Group Update

Matthew Mayes, Audit Manager, Liberty Specialty Markets &

Julie Woodward, Audit Manager, Validus Group


2 New Street Square

Greater London


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Speakers Profiles

Caroline Coombe

Chief Executive

ORIC International

Caroline joined ORIC in January 2012. She has over 10 years experience in operational risk, specialising in framework development, benchmarking and assurance provision. Caroline has considerable practical experience in operational risk management and measurement, having designed, developed and implemented group policies and approaches to support regulatory capital calculation, including scenario assessment and loss data collection. She has conducted extensive research into the use of external

Matt Cox

Partner Internal Audit

Deloitte LLP



Matt leads Deloitte's insurance internal audit and controls advisory team in the UK. Matt has 16 years of experience working with internal audit functions at insurers and other financial service organisations and has performed senior internal audit roles at a number of large insurers.

Steve Evenden

Chief Audit Executive

AXA UK & Ireland



Steve has led the internal audit function for AXA UK & Ireland since January 2013.  He leads a multi-location team that provides assurance over the insurance, wealth management and healthcare businesses.  Over the past two years a number of initiatives have been implemented to enhance the audit approach and to meet the increasing expectations of internal audit.  Prior to joining AXA he worked for over 11 years in Barclays internal audit function.  During this time he held a number of roles with responsibility for internal audit across the UK retail and corporate banking businesses.

Matthew Mayes

Audit Manager,

Liberty Specialty Markets



Matthew has been Audit Manager at Liberty Specialty Markets for 2 years. Prior to this he spent 6 years at Ernst & Young and Grant Thornton in insurance audit, focusing on the Lloyd’s and London Markets.