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.