Meet the tutors
These are the experts who lead our courses
John Chesshire CFIIA CISA SIRM
John Chesshire CFIIA CISA SIRM, JC Audit Training Limited. John has over 23 years’ experience in delivering internal audit assurance, global training and consulting related services to high-profile client organisations including the OECD, NATO, ten global IIA chapters, ACCA and CIPFA. He has recently been a chief assurance officer, is an independent audit committee chair, and has a keen ability to balance theory and good practice with critical insight, examples and relevant illustrations from his extensive, real-world experience.
Stan is a recognised expert in the field of governance, auditing, business and project risk and IT. He is highly regarded for innovation within his subject. Stan is the author of numerous articles and publications and was the author of the distance learning materials and revision schools supporting IIA qualifications.
Stan has run master classes, keynote sessions and workshops at numerous conferences and training events around the world and was the designer of the first practical resident continuous audit monitoring.
Rosamond has been a facilitator for IIA qualifications and training since 2003. She has a career that spans 30 years within the financial services and healthcare industries and is currently an audit manager within the NHS.
In addition to her internal audit experience she has managed a project office for a global financial services organisation. She has a supportive approach to training and facilitation to ensure delegates develop the knowledge and skills required to be successful in their careers.
Raj Gandhi - Founder & CEO of GGV London Finance, Treasury & Risk Solutions
Raj is a fellow of the ACCA, the ACT, FHEA and member of the IoD. In a career spanning 25 years, Raj has held board and senior roles across the financial services, energy and retail sectors specialising in finance, treasury, governance and risk. Formerly CFO of London Capital Group plc, previous roles include member of the group reporting team and global audit manager, treasury at Royal Dutch Shell plc, business director and audit manager, treasury at Man Group plc, and treasurer at Empire Stores Group plc. Raj now delivers executive training, consulting and mentoring services to help address corporate issues and priorities. He is renowned for highly interactive effective learning for the ACT, ACCA, ICAEW, IIA, IoD, Euromoney and NEDonBoard.
Stephen specialises in e-crime, online intelligence and data security and has over 14 years' experience in cyber fraud, data protection and IT governance. He is a Trustee Director of the Fraud Advisory Panel and chairs the Cybercrime Working Group.
A published author, he has written for several well-known publications and a book, Corporate Fraud: Prevention & Detection. Stephen has trained UK police forces' private-sector fraud units, not-for-profit organisations, world banks and major retailers.
Over the last 18 years I have had the opportunity to deliver training, help and advice to internal audit trainees, professionals and organisations in different countries. This has given me real insight on how challenges and opportunities are both very similar and very different to those we experience here in the UK.
I have lots of practical experience, working with public and private sector organizations to enhance the effectiveness of internal audit activity, project delivery, information security, internal audit analytics, and governance and risk management structures. Recent assignments include working with different organizations in the US, UAE, Europe and the UK, in the financial, retail and construction sectors where I have provided training for audit and operational staff, helped to embed new risk management systems, and provided input to enhance delivery of assurance at all levels of the organisation.
Derek Leatherdale, Managing Director, GRI Strategies Ltd
Derek is founder and managing director of GRI Strategies Ltd, leading work with companies across sectors to improve approaches to corporate governance and management of geopolitical risk exposures. Before setting up GRI, Derek founded HSBC’s group geopolitical risk function. This involved integrating expert geopolitical risk input into all aspects of the group’s strategy and risk management and supporting improved governance and oversight across a global portfolio of banking operations - covering investment and corporate banking, markets and asset management businesses, trade finance and other banking services.
Stephen Maycock CFIIA CRMA CIRM
Stephen Maycock is a professional trainer, writer and consultant. His broad international experience, as practitioner and consultant, spans a number of sectors, and this has provided him with some fascinating case studies which he uses to bring his training to life.
Stephen contributes to the development of internal audit though serving as an IIA elected director, participating in professional committees and contributing to international qualification development. He has also helped foreign governments with the development of internal auditing and risk management.
Previously a finance professional, James was a head of internal audit for AstraZeneca plc for seven years. James has been training, consulting and coaching HIAs and their teams for four years and runs a number of key courses for the IIA.
James was a member of the IIA council and is an active participant at risk and audit conferences and workshops in the UK and overseas. James has had numerous articles published and is currently working on an auditing book project for John Wiley & sons
Martin Robinson is an education and training consultant for the Fraud Advisory Panel. He is also the training development advisor for the IIA. He develops, presents and facilitates a wide range of events, seminars and conference. He worked for 25 years in the audit and risk department of Lloyds TSB Group as head of business audit.
A past IIA president, Liz has always adopted a hands-on approach undertaking the more complex internal audits, supporting and guiding members of her team, as well as facilitating IIA training.
An expert on corporate governance, risk management, assurance, compliance and internal control Liz is currently Head of Assurance, Risk and Compliance for a major health care provider. Liz has previously worked for a major TV broadcaster where she provided the full range of internal audit services for 13 years.
Marian has developed and delivered a range of education and training programmes for the IIA as well as authoring several study texts. She currently delivers workshops for the certificate, diploma and advanced diploma qualifications including advanced internal auditing and strategic management.
Her teaching style is interactive, friendly and inclusive. Her principal focus when delivering revision workshops is to ensure that delegates achieve their individual objectives and that they attain success in the IIA assessment process by being as well prepared as possible.