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Auditing in an Evolving World

This event provides you with a fantastic chance to connect - in person - with internal audit professionals from across the Midlands region and beyond. There will also be a range of insightful sessions, covering topics such as recent changes to the Global Internal Audit Standards, partnering effectively with your audit committee, AI, reporting, cyber and more.

What will I learn?

  • Understanding the impact of the new Global Internal Audit Standards
  • The role of Internal Audit in supporting organisations as they seek to capitalise on the opportunities presented by AI while mitigating the associated risks
  • Improved understanding of the expectation and ways of working with the Audit Committee


  • Sandro Boeri - President, Chartered IIA
  • Ann Brook - Head of Technical Content and Research, Chartered IIA
  • Waseem Ahmed - Group Head of Internal Audit, NFU Mutual
  • Kathy Cooper - Audit & Risk Committee Chair, Aston University, and Audit Committee Member for City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
  • David Hill - CEO, SWAP Internal Audit Services
  • Rupert Bamberger, Executive Director of Change, SWAP Internal Audit Services
  • Nicola McGowan - Director of Internal Audit & Risk, Travis Perkins
  • Peter Williams - Deputy Director, Government Internal Audit Agency
  • Roberto Zambelli - Head of Audit, Vodafone (UK & Ireland)
  • Detective Superintendent Vanessa Eyles - Director, The Cyber Resilience Centre for the West Midlands

CPE core competencies

  • Internal audit delivery

7 CPE points


 08:30 - 09:00


 09:00 - 09:15

Welcome and Introductions
Aneeta Banga

 09:15 - 10:00

Securing the Future of Our Internal Audit Profession – Essential Challenges
Sandro Boeri
 10:00 -10:15 Break

 10:15 - 11:00

Global Internal Audit Standards
Ann Brook

 11:00 - 11:45

Effective Partnering with the Audit Committee
Waseem Ahmed, Kathy Cooper, David Hill, Nicola McGowan

11:45 - 12:55

Lunch & Networking

 12:55 - 13:40

Auditor Happiness
David Hill, Rupert Bamberger

13:40 - 14:25 

Auditing Culture through Behavioural Science
Roberto Zambelli

14:25 - 14:40 Break
14:40 - 15:25 

Artificial Intelligence
Peter Williams

15:25 - 16:10

Cyber Resilience
Vanessa Eyles

16:10 - 16:55


16:55 - 17:00

Closing remarks
Aneeta Banga

This event was organised by our Midlands regional committee.

Please email if you have any queries.

Training courses

Members of the Chartered IIA are required to complete 40 CPE points every year to maintain their professionalism. Our vast range of training courses are an effective and motivating way to build these points whilst also developing your skillset.

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5 July 2024




Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum
Millennium Point
Curzon St
B4 7XG

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