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December 2019 Quarterly Seminar

6 December 2019

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

Quarterly update of current topical issues

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 HarveyUniversity 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 audit teams

​​Good Practice Development Group 

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.


2 New Street Square

Greater London


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Speakers Profiles

Will Harvey


University of Exeter



Will Harvey is Professor of Management and Associate Dean at the University of Exeter Business School. He is an International Research Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Corporate Reputation and Chair of the Board of Libraries Unlimited. Will advises leaders on reputation, talent management and leadership. He received a first-class degree from the University of Durham, an MPhil with distinction and a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

Andrew Neden

Audit Committee Chair

Wesleyan Assurance



Andrew is the Chairman of Aetna International, a global Health Insurance company, and is Audit Committee Chair at a number of financial services companies. He has a wealth of experience of both financial services and audit, having been a partner at KPMG for over 18 years.

Ian Singer

IT Assurance Partner

PKF Littlejohn



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.