Internal Audit Conference | Keynote speakers

Richard Chambers – Former CEO and President, IIA Global

Richard is the former President and CEO of IIA Global and has more than 40 years’ internal audit and association management experience. Prior to The IIA, he was the National Practice Leader in Internal Audit Advisory Services for PwC; Inspector General of the Tennessee Valley Authority; Deputy Inspector General of the U.S. Postal Service; and Director of the U.S. Army Worldwide Internal Review Organization at the Pentagon.

Richard is the Author of several publications including Agents of Change: Internal Auditors in an Era of Disruption (2021), and The Speed of Risk: Lessons Learned on the Audit Trail, 2nd Edition (2019).

Lord Callanan - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

Lord Callanan was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in February 2020. He was previously Minister of State at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Callan’s rich political career dates back to the 1980s and includes both councillor and leadership positions. In 2014, he became a Life Peer and took the title of Baron Callanan, of Low Fell in the County of Tyne and Wear. Callan has a Bachelor of Science degree (BSc) in electrical and electronic engineering.

Ciaran Martin - Founding CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre and Professor, University of Oxford

Ciaran founded the UK’s world leading National Cyber Security Centre and is a Professor for Oxford University. He advises NATO and private sector organisations on cyber security strategies. Under Martin’s leadership, the NCSC took the lead in managing more than 2,000 nationally significant cyber-attacks against the UK, including the NHS Wannacry attack in 2017.

As a global cyber security leader, he has travelled to more than 30 countries building partnerships with government, national security and corporate leaders. In 2020, Ciaran was appointed CB by Her Majesty The Queen and has received numerous awards in recognition of his cyber security work.

Lindsay O’Reilly – Group Chief Internal Auditor, Barclays

Lindsay joined Barclays in September 2016 and was appointed Group Chief Internal Auditor in September 2019. Prior to her current role, she was the bank’s Group Chief Data Officer, responsible for its system and data management strategy. As well as Chief Operating Officer for Finance and Risk.

Before joining Barclays, Lindsay was a Managing Director for JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM), where she served as Chief Control Officer for the firm’s Chief Investment Office and its Treasury and Private Equity businesses. She was also Head of the Controls Room & Risk Assessment team.

Tim Steer – Author, The Signs Were There

Originally a Sound Engineer, Tim has toured with Meatloaf, Diana Ross, and The Jam and has previously managed Pink Floyd’s sound and lighting system. He later embarked on a new career, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with EY, before later becoming one of the most highly ranked fund managers in the UK.

Tim has written regularly for The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph and has featured in the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary on the collapse of Carillion. He is Author of the book, ‘The Signs Were There’, which examines company disasters and the warning signs pointing to them.

Philippa Foster Back CBE – Non-Executive Director

Philippa began her career in corporate treasury and finance, prior to her appointment as Director of the Institute of Business Ethics in 2001, from which she stepped down in April 2020.

In June 2020, she was appointed a Director of the Financial Markets Standards Board. She has held a number of trustee, major review committee and non-executive roles throughout her career. In 2006, Philippa was awarded the OBE for services to the Ministry of Defence in her capacity as NED and Chair of the Defence Audit Committee, and in 2014 she was awarded the CBE for services to UK Antarctic Heritage.

David Hill – CEO, SWAP Internal Audit Services

A Chartered Internal Auditor and Qualified Internal Audit Leader, David has worked as an auditor within local government for over 25 years.

As SWAP’s Chief Executive, he is constantly looking for ways to drive internal audit efficiency and promote innovation. He is a member of the Global IIA’s Guidance Committee, and a Chairman of LACAN (Local Authority Chief Internal Auditors Network).


Frances Hawkins – Managing Director (Internal Audit) Goldman Sachs

Frances has over 20 years’ experience in internal audit focused on conduct, culture, enhancing operational systems and risk mitigation across multi-disciplinary teams. 

She is a Chartered Internal Auditor and a Trustee on the board of the Together Initiative. She is actively involved in diversity and inclusion initiatives both with Goldman Sachs and as the current chair of the Chartered IIA’s Women in Internal Audit group.

Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, she worked in Deloitte's Enterprise Risk Services group across various industries including in local government and retail.