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September 2015 Seminar

11 September 2015

9.30 am - 1.00 pm

A quarterly review of current internal audit topics and issues of interest to include co-sourcing and the tax audit, reconciling technical innovation with data protection and GPDG update

  • Handover to new IIAG Chairman 

 Vicky Kubitscheck and Fraser White

  • Co-Sourcing and the tax audit

Fran Wood, Operational Audit Manager, Allianz and John Cannon, Senior Manager, EY

  • Reconciling technical innovation with data protection

Ian Stevens, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP

  • Auditing in a fast changing organisation GPDG findings and recommendations

Julie Woodward, Validus Group and Sia Bush – NFU Mutua

  • GPDG project update and Open Forum


2 New Street Square

Greater London


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Speakers Profiles

John Cannon

Senior Manager




John is an experienced audit professional, FCCA and IPFA qualified accountant with over twenty years experience in audit policy, internal audit, external audit and consulting, with large blue chip organisations and the Big 4.

His career experience spans audit delivery (internal risk assessment and audit of internal control, change management, IT audit) and audit practice (audit methodology, QA, committee reporting and strategic audit planning).

John is currently Senior Manager at EY specialising in internal audit services to the insurance industry.

Ian Stevens


CMS Cameron McKenna LLP



Ian is a partner in the Technology and Sourcing team at global law firm CMS, and is one of the leaders of the firm’s Technology, Media and Communications sector group.  Ian specialises in advising on information and communications technology and business process outsourcing, shared services and other strategic or complex commercial contracts, projects, ventures and arrangements.  He has considerable experience of advising on data protection matters, new technologies and business models and services arrangements involving alternative contracting structures, complex regulatory and/or multi-jurisdictional aspects, including cross-border data flows and innovative uses of data and technology.

Fran Wood

Operational Audit Manager





Fran is the Operational Audit Manager at Allianz Insurance plc, responsible for a team of auditors delivering financial, operational and IT audits.  Fran has over 20 years internal audit and financial services sector experience having previously worked for a firm of Chartered Accountants, and in a local health authority.  Fran is CMIIA and FCCA qualified. 

Julie Woodward

Internal Audit Manager

Validus Group

Julie joined Validus Group Internal Audit in 2010 as Audit Manager with responsibility for auditing the Holdings Company and the Reinsurance Company based in Bermuda. Prior to this she worked in Internal Audit for 12 years at XL, HSBC Bank of Bermuda, and KPMG.