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September 2019 Quarterly Seminar

13 September 2019

9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Quarterly seminar focusing on current issues in the world of Internal Audit

Confirmed speakers and the topics they will cover are:

  • Matt Cox - Partner & Richard Fraser - Manager - Deloitte
    • Hot Topics for 2020

An overview of the hot topics for insurance internal audit in 2020, focusing as in previous years on new areas relevant to Internal Audit, recognising that regulatory, technological and social landscapes continue to evolve as does the role of internal audit in providing assurance and insight. IA teams need to be prepared to respond to a continually changing environment – developing the auditors and Internal Audit functions of the future.

  • Esther Stanhope - The Impact Guru
    • How to network when you hate small talk

Do you struggle with networking events and feel ‘fake’ when you have to ‘make small talk’? Don’t worry you are not alone.

In Esther’s masterclass you’ll learn how to work a room and break into conversations with people you’ve never met. You’ll also pick up tips on how to ‘sell’ yourself without feeling salesy, ‘work the room’ and feel more confident at conference-coffee time.

Think of it as the ‘science-bit’ behind successful networking.  No more over-the-shoulder-lookers, more creating meaningful business relationships without the awkwardness.

  • Andrew Pepper-Parsons - Head of Policy - Protect
    • Whistleblowing

A review of the key elements that make up effective whistleblowing arrangements, these will be referenced by 360 whistleblowing benchmarking looking at the three key areas of governance and leadership, staff engagement and operations.

  • David Alexander - Daart Solutions
    • Assurance Mapping- the Goldilocks moment

Assurance mapping is often mentioned as good practice by the Chartered IIA, the ICAEW and the professional firms but is still rare outside larger internal audit teams. David will outline how recent events, combined with experience from a series of EQA reviews, is putting assurance mapping back on the IA agenda for 2020. 

Registration will be from 9.30 am and the Seminar will open with the Chairman’s address at 9.50 am. The morning will conclude with an open panel discussion session and will be followed by a buffet lunch.

 

Deloitte

2 New Street Square

Greater London

EC4A 3TR

The presentations for this event are available to download for IIAG members only.

Hot topics and planning priorities for 2020

Matt Cox
Richard Fraser

1036 kb

How to network if you hate small talk

Esther Stanhope

4904 kb

Whistleblowing

Andrew Pepper Parsons
Andrew Pepper Parsons

983 kb

Assurance Mapping- the Goldilocks moment

David Alexander
David Alexander

2628 kb

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Speakers Profiles

David Alexander

Daart Solutions

 

 

David has a wealth of experience in financial services internal audit from his time with HSBC, NatWest, Benfield and Catlin. He now acts as a consultant, trainer and mentor for HIAs and Audit Committees through his own company Daart Solutions. He regularly carries out External Quality Assessments for internal audit teams, as well as providing advice and guidance through QA reviews and sharing good practice ideas. 

Matt Cox

Director, Insurance Group

Deloitte LLP

 

 

Matt is a director with 11 years of experience and is Deloitte’s UK lead for insurance in their Financial Services Internal Audit Group. Matt is a member of Deloitte’s UK IA Leadership Team and works with overseas Deloitte teams, including those in Switzerland, Canada and Japan, to develop IA practices. Matt leads internal audit services with a number of global and UK-based insurance companies and has worked as a Head of Internal Audit.

Richard Fraser

Insurance Internal Audit team

Deloitte

 

 

A Manager in Deloitte’s Insurance Internal Audit team, Richard has over five years’ experience on a range of internal and external audit clients. He manages the internal audit co-source engagements for four Lloyd’s of London Managing Agents and one Life Insurer.

Andrew Pepper Parsons

Head of Policy

Protect

 

 

 

Andy oversees Protect’s lobbying and research, as well as being a senior advisor on the advice line, handling more complex cases.  He qualified with an LLB Law from Solent university, and has an MSc in Government, Policy and Politics from Birkbeck College.  Andy has been at Protect since 2007

Esther Stanhope

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.