The judges

Liz Sandwith - Chief Professional Practices Advisor, Chartered IIA 

Liz is our Chief Professional Practices Advisor, with a background in internal audit, governance, risk and compliance worlds.

She has worked for a number of organisations in both the public and private sector and helps develop risk management, governance and control awareness.

Liz delivers worldwide internal audit and risk management training to directors, audit committee members and internal auditors. She also provides training as part of our certificate in internal audit and business risk. Liz was President of the Chartered IIA in 2001 and has recently become deputy Chair for a Housing Association in Leeds.

Ruth Prickett - Editor, Audit & Risk Magazine

Ruth is the Editor of Audit & Risk Magazine and has been since 2010. Prior to this, she was the Editor of Financial Management: the magazine for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Ruth has previously worked on a wide range of professional and business titles, including People Management, Estates Gazette and Accounting Technician. She has also helped to devise and write white papers and customer publications for organisations including HSBC and Vodafone.

David Hill – Chief Executive Officer, SWAP Internal Audit Services

David is the Chief Executive Officer of SWAP Internal Audit Services and has been in the Internal Audit profession for 40 years. He was a 2022 Beacon Award winner, named by Richard Chambers in the top 12 global thought leaders in our profession. Passionate about Internal Audit, always looking to introduce innovation into audit practice and ensuring that audit teams help their own organisations to succeed.


Gavin Faloona – Head of Internal Audit, Goodbody Stockbrokers, part of the AIB Group

Gavin Faloona profile pictureGavin has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on governance, internal controls, regulatory compliance, and risk management.

Gavin joined Goodbody in January 2013, during this time Gavin had built the team and led professionals providing subject matter expertise audit coverage across Corporate Advisory, Wealth Management, Capital Markets, Compliance, Market/Counterparty Risk, Operational Risk, and Strategic & Enterprise Risk Management.

Prior to joining Goodbody, Gavin was Head of Performance Management at Aviva Europe, Technical Specialist at the Financial Conduct Authority. He has also served as Head of Risk and Quantitative Research in Asset Management.

He holds both a BSc and an MSc in Finance from Queens University Belfast. 

Derek Jamieson – Regional Director, Chartered IIA

As Regional Director, Derek's responsible for the overall development of the Chartered IIA regions and ensuring the appropriate support is provided for the membership. 

He is a Fellow of the Chartered IIA, with over 25 years’ internal audit experience, and a career spanning some four decades.

During that time, he’s worked not only in financial services, but across multiple sectors, on both a national and international basis. He’s also worked for several years within the first and second lines of defence.

He is the past Chair of the Scotland committee and holds a non-executive directorship with a Financial Services organisation

Gen Hudson - Chief Audit Executive, Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc; Head of Inclusion and Diversity, Clear Channel Europe

Gen is the Chief Audit Executive at Clear Channel Outdoor, a US listed out-of-home advertising company with operations across Europe, America, Asia, and Latin America. Specialising in governance, enterprise risk and compliance within the private, public, and not-for profit sectors. She has a solid understanding of internal audit, risk management, ESG strategy invigoration and cultural transformation.  Prior to Clear Channel she spent several years working in external audit and am a qualified chartered accountant.

Gen has a strong track record in recruiting and developing talent and creating high performing teams. She is also passionate about fairness and equality and has been actively involved in sponsoring and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives both internally, in her role as Head of Inclusion and Diversity for our European business, as well as externally.

Roza Watson, CMIIA QIAL CIA - Senior Audit Manager, Willis Towers Watson

Roza recently joined Willis Towers Watson as a Senior Audit Manager – Europe & International. Prior to that Roza was the UK Group Audit Country Lead at Zurich Insurance Plc.

Roza has worked both in Professional Practice firms such as Deloitte and Grant Thornton and in Industry including AIG and a small Lloyd’s Syndicate firm where she held a Head of Audit role. Roza has 18 years of experience in Internal Audit with 15 of these in managerial positions.  Roza's specialism is in the Insurance sector which she has been in since 2009.   

Roza is a Chartered Internal Auditor and has a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and Computer Science.