The shortlist

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

Outstanding team – public sector

British Council Internal Audit team

Cornwall Council Internal Audit

HMRC Internal Audit 

Mid Kent Audit Team (Maidstone Borough Council, Ashford Borough Council, Swale Borough Council & Tunbridge Wells Borough Council)

Scottish Enterprise Internal Audit Shared Service Team 

SWAP Internal Audit Services

Outstanding team – private sector

Coca‐Cola European Partners IT Audit Team

DFS Furniture Retail Company Group Internal Audit & Risk

Vodafone Internal Audit Cyber team

Outstanding team – financial services

Lloyds Banking Group, Group Internal Audit Culture Team

Allianz Insurance Internal Audit

Bupa Group Internal Audit (GIA)

Vitality Group Internal Audit GIA

Outstanding team – third sector

British Heart Foundation Risk & Assurance Team

Orbit Group

Inspirational leader

Jeremy Eagles - Chief Audit Officer, BUPA

Caroline Glitre - Head of Internal Audit, London Borough of Barnet

Drew Haigh - Head of Audit for Global Finance, Tax and Treasury, Barclays

David Hill - Chief Executive, SWAP Internal Audit Services

Holly Sykes - Chief Internal Auditor, Cornwall Council

Lisa Odendaal - Group Chief Internal Auditor, OSB Group Plc 

Nicholas Crapp - Chief Audit Executive, NatWest Group

Steve Evenden - Chief Internal Auditor, Nationwide Building Society

Best innovation in training and development

Barclays Internal Audit, Professional Practices & Learning

Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc

Orbis Internal Audit (East Sussex County Council, Brighton & Hove City Council, Surrey County Council)

Vodafone Group Internal Audit Competency Framework Implementation

The Judges’ award for change and innovation in response to a crisis 

British Heart Foundation Risk & Assurance Team

Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc

HMRC Covid‐19 Audit Team

Nationwide Building Society

NatWest Group Internal Audit Behavioural Risk Team

Network Rail Internal Audit Team

SWAP Internal Audit Services

Special award in memory of Sarah Blackburn: Outstanding contribution to corporate governance by an audit committee chair

Anne Whitaker, Chair of the Audit and Risk committee, Hitachi Capital (UK) Plc

Sedie Jane Masite, Audit Committee Chair, Dipaleseng Local Municipality