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Internal audit planning priorities 2022

23 September 2021

12.00 - 1.00 pm

An annual update looking at new areas of focus and internal audit's ongoing agile response to the changes and challenges faced by the Industry

Aaron Oxborough a Partner who leads Deloitte's Insurance Internal Audit practice in the UK and Mike Sobers an IT Internal Audit Partner from Deloitte gave the presentations in our first webinar of the new series. 

Aaron and Mike provided a view on internal audit planning priorities in the insurance sector for 2022. As in previous years, this included new areas relevant to internal audit, but also those areas they believed should have greater focus in 2022, recognising that the landscape we operate in has continued to evolve due to the impact of COVID-19.  The session reflected the way in which internal audit functions continue to respond to these changes and increase their focus on providing assurance in a more agile way.  As businesses seek to ensure that they remain fit for purpose and navigate their upcoming challenges, internal audit also needs to reflect and plan for the future.


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Aaron Oxborough

Partner Internal Audit




Aaron is a partner at Deloitte, leading the Insurance Internal Audit practice in the UK. He is qualified with over 20 years of dedicated internal audit experience, supporting Internal Audit functions through audit delivery, training and consulting advice on emerging audit practices. In addition to working in the UK insurance market, Aaron spent three years in Singapore, servicing clients across all parts of the financial services industry.  

Mike Sobers





Mike is a Partner in Deloitte UK’s Risk Advisory practice and heads the Technology & Change Internal Audit services practice for the Financial Services industry.  He is also the chairman of the Technology & Change Internal Audit Working Group for Deloitte across the North & South Europe (NSE) region.  Mike has extensive experience in Internal Audit, IT risk management  and project/programme risk. Mike joined Deloitte in London in January 2012 to focus on the provision of Internal Audit and IT risk services to the FSI sector and before joining Deloitte, Mike spent a number of years working at Aviva and KPMG.