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David Alexander runs his own consulting and training business, having gained extensive experience of internal audit from over twenty five years in executive assurance or consulting roles with a range of major organisations. He was Head of Audit at Midland Bank in the UK and he went on to become global head of internal audit for three large financial services groups (Coutts NatWest, Benfield and Catlin). He also led PwC’s internal audit advisory team in a number of co-sourcing and quality assessment assignments. David also worked in interim head of internal audit roles for well-known companies such as Premier Foods, Kleinwort Benson, Hyperion Group and Henderson. More recently, he has undertaken a series of External Quality Assessment reviews of IA teams, with particular focus on the insurance sector.
Chief Information Security Officer
Allianz Insurance Plc
Arnaud Bachelet joined Allianz Insurance PLC in 2015 and has spent his entire career in Financial Services with companies such as AGF, Prudential, Deloitte, GE Capital International in France, UK and Ireland.
He is a member of the FCA Cyber Coordination Group, an ISACA certified professional (CRISC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT) and is an expert at delivering large IT Governance and Information Security transformation programs in highly regulated environments (FED, FFIEC, PRA, FCA, ACPR...).
Lead Internal Audit Practice
Lindsay Dart leads Protiviti’s Internal Audit Practice in the UK. He has over 30 years’ experience in internal and external audit, both in the UK and internationally. At Protiviti Lindsay provides a mixture of outsourced, co-sourced and advisory internal audit services to firms principally in the financial services sector, as well as external quality assessments.
Prior to Protiviti he spent seven years at Deutsche Bank leading the global internal audit coverage of Finance, Risk, Compliance and the Global Banking business.
Lindsay started his career in external audit at PwC where he spent 21 years, latterly as a partner in Banking and Capital Markets.
Nick’s main area of expertise is in insurance and advising supervision teams on technical areas such as Solvency II, and insurance practice more generally, including sitting on PSM, SIF and IMAP panels. He has also assisted both banking and insurance supervision team on management and governance reviews.
Nick previously worked as a partner within both KPMG’s Actuarial and Insurance Risk practices where he gained a good insight into insurance best practice. As well as being the lead actuarial audit partner for several large insurance companies, he advised many of KPMG’s clients on profit reporting and capital and risk management, including IFRS and Solvency II, both in UK and overseas.
Nick is a member of the UK actuarial profession's Life Board and International Board, and the Financial Reporting Group which looks at IFRS reporting, He is also a member of the IAA's Regulation Committee.
Group Head of Internal Audit
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Jeremy joined JLT in December 2012 as Group Head of Internal Audit. An accountant by trade (PwC), he has held a number of audit management roles in the UK and in Bermuda over the past 20 years - mainly in the General and Specialist insurance market. This included XL Capital, Aviva and Catlin Group. He supports Crystal Palace (the ‘Eagles’) but asks for that not to be held against him!
Assistant Director Head of Prudential Regulation
Steven is an Assistant Director and the Head of Prudential Regulation at the ABI where he leads the development and implementation of policy concerning the prudential supervision and regulation of insurers, focusing on a variety of policy issues including Solvency II, long-term investment and global insurance capital standards as well as on accountancy standards
Steven joined the ABI in 2014 from Oliver Wyman Ltd, where he was an Associate in their Insurance practice, based in London and covering the EMEA region. Prior to that, he was an actuary at Aegon UK, holding a variety of roles in actuarial, finance and sales.
Steven has a first-class degree in Actuarial Mathematics and Statistics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and, a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary.
Philippa Foster Back CBE
Institute of Business Ethics
Philippa Foster Back began her career at Citibank NA before joining Bowater in their Corporate Treasury Department in 1979, leaving in 1988 as Group Treasurer. She was Group Finance Director at DG Gardner Group, a training organisation, prior to joining Thorn EMI in 1993 as Group Treasurer until 2000. CBE was appointed in 2001 as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics.
She speaks widely on business ethics issues, encouraging high standards of business behaviour based on ethical values. As Director she runs the IBE delivering with the team advisory work, publications, training, and events, all with the purpose of raising awareness and sharing of best practice of business ethics, in line with the IBE’s charitable aim.
CRO Police Mutual, President IIAG
Vicky was the Founding Chair of the IIAG and continues to support the IIAG in her capacity as President. She honed her skills in governance, internal audit, risk management and compliance through her umbrella roles which involved establishing, developing and leading the key control functions at global organisations such as AXA UK and AEGON UK, and as an independent board advisor to a broader range of companies in both the FS and non-FS sectors.
Vicky writes in her areas of expertise, is a features writer for the FT Adviser, authored ‘Integrated assurance – Risk governance beyond boundaries’ (Gower) and has contributed to two other books. She was described as ‘one of the most original and thorough thinkers in the risk management world’ by Robert Bruce, a governance commentator and ex-editor of Accountancy Age. Vicky is a CFIIA, a Fellow of the IoD, a Professional Member of the Institute of Operational Risk and Member of the Association of Internal Control Practitioners. She was awarded CIIA Volunteer of the Year 2008/9.
Non- Executive Director
Neil has a career spanning over 30 years in financial services, including 20 years in the internal audit, risk and compliance profession where he has held positions as a Director of Internal Audit at the RBS Group and most recently as the Group Director of Internal Audit for the RSA Group.
After six years at EY as a consultant partner in their European risk division, in 2012 he decided to pursue a career as an independent Non-Executive Director and currently sits on the Boards of Allied World Assurance, Brightside Group, DAS Group and Wonga.
Director of Policy & External Relations
Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
Alisdair leads the IIA's policy programme, working closely with the Chief Executive and the Communications Director, to influence business leaders, policy makers, and regulators on internal audit's role and value in corporate governance, risk and internal control. In particular:
IT Assurance Partner
Ian is the IT Assurance partner of PKF Littlejohn and heads up the IT Assurance team. He has many years’ experience of providing consultancy services to the insurance industry including advice to Insurance Companies, Brokers, Managing Agents and Intermediaries both within Lloyd’s and the wider London Market. Ian also designs and implements computerised management information systems including financial ledgers, insurance policy administration systems, fulfilment systems and business intelligence.
The Impact Guru
Esther is a former ‘Live’ BBC producer. She has worked with Hollywood stars and ‘big’ personalities (including George Clooney and Boris Johnson) and now uses her 26 years of broadcasting and business expertise to help professionals speak with more impact and confidence in; boardrooms, conferences, pitches, ‘town halls’ and presentations.
Esther speaks at events all over the world empowering people to get their voices heard, boost their confidence and boost their business. She also appears regularly in the media.
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