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December 2018 Quarterly Seminar

7 December 2018

9.30 - 1.30 pm

Quarterly update of current topical issues

  • Risk in Focus 2019: Hot Topics for Internal Auditors
    • Liz SandwithChief Professional Practice Advisor – CIIA

A review of the CIIA's latest Risk in Focus publication - Hot Topics for Internal Auditors - a collaboration based on surveys and interviews of Chief Audit Executives from seven European CIIA territories. Liz will share the findings and conclusions and discuss some of the key themes found to be relevant across these industries and territories.

  • Agile Internal Auditing
    • Derek Davidson – Director – Agile in Audit

Derek will provide a professional Agile Coach and Consultant’s view of Agile Internal Audit, and how it is being applied in Financial Services

  • Leading and Aligning a Global Audit Function
    • Herve Gloaguen Global Head of Internal Audit - Allianz

Herve will discuss how to align audit practices, achieve consistency in audit opinions, steer and monitor the overall audit activity from planning through to reporting and follow up. The session will also focus on the Quality Assurance framework, looking at how to hire, train and consistently develop the audit community across the globe and examine if a decentralized organization or a central global function is preferable.

  • GPDG update  
    • Choong Kwan - Technology Audit - XL Catlin
    • Kate Taylor - Senior Internal Auditor – Vitality UK


2 New Street Square

Greater London


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Speakers Profiles

Derek Davidson


Agile in Audit



Derek is a software specialist who has worked in all roles from programmer to Chief Technology Officer. As a Professional Scrum Trainer, Agile Coach and Consultant in all things Agile, he teaches people how to become Professional Scrum Product Owners, Professional Scrum Masters or Professional Scrum Developers, teach software developers how to work in an Agile / Scrum way and help scrum teams to scale.

Choong Kwan

Technology Audit

XL Catlin



Choong has over 15 years experience in the London Insurance Market, specialising in auditing technology and change. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant at E&Y, he has held leadership roles in Catlin, MMC and R&SA

Darius Medora

MD Insurance Operations




Darius has over 18 years’ experience, specialising in Insurance and Financial Services. During his career he has held roles in Transformation, Risk Management, Compliance and Internal Audit at FTSE 250 and 350 listed companies.  

With specialisms in Organisational Change, Compliance, Risk Management and Finance he has worked across a range of stakeholders and at all levels of an organisation.

Liz Sandwith

Chief Professional Practice Advisor




Liz Sandwith is currently the Chief Professional Practices Adviser for the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors. In her role she is responsible for advising and representing the Institute on all matters relating to the professional practice of internal audit; on ensuring quality standards; and on technical issues. Liz is a non-executive director and chair of an Audit and Risk Committee for a Leeds based Housing Association and is also an independent board member and a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Liz has over 33 years’ experience in internal audit and risk management, her background is firmly embedded in internal audit and risk management. She has worked for a number of private and public sector organisations, helping to develop risk management and control awareness and has delivered training to internal auditors in the UK and internationally. Liz carries out training globally on behalf of global training provider aci Learning as well as the Chartered IIA.

Liz was the winner of the JJ Morris award in 2020.


Kate Taylor

Senior Internal Auditor

Vitality UK



Kate joined the Internal Audit team at Vitality in March 2017, after previously working in Compliance Monitoring for a number of large Insurers.