The full programme and speaking panel for the IIAG’s December Seminar has now been confirmed and will be:
- From prominence to prison - how and why do successful professionals fall from grace?
Professor Will Harvey – University of Exeter
While we know about how professionals can build and manage their reputations, we know less about what might cause them to act unethically and lose their reputations. Drawing on two rounds of interviews and over a dozen focus groups, with 70 inmates, over 15 months at a federal prison in the United States, this presentation explores what led these successful and well- educated professionals to commit mistakes that resulted in reputation damaging events, and eventually personal and professional reputation loss. The presentation will provide practical insight for professionals and organisations on how to mitigate and prevent reputation loss.
- Insights from an Audit Committee Chair
Andrew Neden – Audit Committee Chair at Wesleyan Assurance Society, ABC International Bank, and Nottingham Building Society
Andrew will provide a commentary drawing from his many years as a Board member and Audit Committee Chair. This session is intended to be highly interactive and plenty of time has been allowed for questions from those attending, so that they can gain insight into how this very important stakeholder perceives Internal Audit and gains assurance and comfort from the work we all perform.
Ian Singer – IT Partner and Head of IT Assurance - PKF Littlejohn
Good quality data is fundamental to every insurance b usiness, not only to support financial accounting, regulatory compliance and solvency calculations, but also as the basis of effective decision making and data analysis. Increasingly, reliance is being placed on data warehouses and business intelligence solutions to deliver these requirements but how should Internal Audit address the risks inherent in such systems? Ian Singer will discuss the key issues and provide guidance on how to audit data warehouse environments.
- Agile auditing for smaller teams
Good Practice Development Group update
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.