The shortlist

The shortlist for the Audit & Risk Awards is in! Congratulations to all the finalists who've been selected across the seven categories. 


Outstanding Team – Financial Services


ClearBank Internal Audit

NatWest Internal Audit

Phoenix Group, Group Internal Audit Team


Outstanding Team – Private Sector


Johnson Matthey Group Assurance and Risk Team

Lidl GB Internal Audit

Persimmon Plc Group Internal Audit

Unilever Corporate Audit

Weir Group Internal Audit Team


Outstanding Team ­– Public Sector


Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) Professional Practice Team

HMRC Internal Audit Department

Homes England Internal Audit Team

Shropshire Council Internal Audit

SWAP Internal Audit Services Data Analytics Team

Welsh Government Internal Audit Service


Inspirational Leader


Kris Wallace Director of the Office of Internal Audit and Investigations, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Sharon Fairweather - Director of Internal Audit, Scottish Government

Ceri Pilawski Head of Audit, Shropshire Council

Tayo Oyinlola Group Head of Internal Audit, The Weir Group Plc


Best Innovation in Training and Development


Bupa Group Internal Audit (GIA)

Deutsche Bank Group Audit Staff Development


The Judges' Award for Outstanding Contribution by Internal Audit to Enabling an Organisation to Gain Opportunities from its Diversity and Inclusion Agenda


Aviva Internal Audit Data Analytics Team

Nationwide Internal Audit

Vodafone Internal Audit D&I virtual team


The Judges' Award for Outstanding Contribution by Internal Audit to Furthering an Organisation’s Response to Climate Change Risk


The HSBC GIA Climate Risk Working Group (plus supporting business auditors)