Audit & Risk Awards - the winners

For the first year ever, the Audit & Risk Awards were presented in an online ceremony hosted by John Wood, our CEO, Peter Elam, our President, Tim Le Mare, Integrated Risk Director for Workiva and Liz Sandwith, our Chief Professional Practices Advisor.

We would like to send a massive congratulations to all our winners who were recognised across eight categories. Take a look at who set the benchmark for excellence in the internal audit profession.

Click here to watch a virtual event recording of the 2020 Audit & Risk Awards.

Please noteThe 2020 Audit & Risk Awards event recording is hosted on ON24. To access the recording, you will need to log in to the ON24 website. 


Outstanding Team – Public Sector


Scottish Enterprise Internal Audit Shared Service team won 'Outstanding Team - Public Sector'.


Outstanding Team – Private Sector


DFS Furniture Retail Company Group Internal Audit & Risk won 'Outstanding Team - Private Sector'.


Outstanding Team – Financial Services


Allianz Insurance Internal Audit team won 'Outstanding Team - Financial Services'.


Outstanding Team – Third Sector


Orbit Group won 'Outstanding Team - Third Sector'.


Inspirational Leader


Our 'Inspirational Leaders' of the night were Nicholas Crapp and Holly Sykes.

Best Innovation in Training and Development


Vodafone Group Internal Audit Competency Framework Implementation team won 'Best Innovation in Training and Development'.


The Judges’ Award for Change and Innovation in Response to a Crisis


British Heart Foundation Risk and Assurance team won the award for 'Change and Innovation in a Crisis'.


Special Award in Memory of Sarah Blackburn: Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Governance by an Audit Committee Chair


The award for 'Outstanding Contribution to Corporate Governance' went to Anne Whitaker.