33 shortlisted for Chartered IIA Audit & Risk Awards

The winners of our Audit & Risk Awards will be revealed at a major event in London on Thursday 30 January 2020. A total of 33 teams and individuals have been shortlisted in seven award categories: Inspirational Leader, Best Use of Technology, Innovation in Training and Development, Outstanding Team – Financial Services Sector, Outstanding Team – Private Sector, Outstanding Team – Public Sector and Best Newcomer.

The Audit & Risk Awards celebrate excellence in internal auditing. The awards have been sponsored by PwC who are hosting the event in London Bridge. The 2020 ceremony theme, ‘Reimagining Internal Audit, is about the capacity for past achievements to influence future success.

The award ceremony follows the launch of our Internal Audit Code of Practice. The new Code has been written to help businesses better manage risks they face following recent high-profile collapses linked to governance deficiencies, including Carillion.

Liz Sandwith, Chartered IIA Chief Professional Practices Adviser and Audit & Risk Awards judge, said:

“The high standard of entries for the 2020 Chartered IIA Audit and Risk awards meant we have faced exceptionally tough decisions in deciding the seven winners. The submissions contained a number of innovative and exciting new approaches to internal audit across all the categories which made the judging a truly learning experience.

“I want to thank all of the teams and individuals who submitted an award application and congratulate the 33 who have been shortlisted. The awards highlight the excellence that internal auditors across the private and public sectors demonstrate every day as they support boards to manage risks.”


Notes for editors

1The 2020 Chartered IIA Audit & Risk Awards shortlist:

Inspirational Leader

  • Elizabeth Wright, RSM Risk Assurance Services UK
  • Kirsten Ashma, Hitachi Capital UK
  • Peter Cudlip, Mazars
  • Preeti Sadarangani, Vodafone
  • Steve Morcombe, Deutsche Bank

Best Use of Technology

  • ArcelorMittal, Global Assurance Team
  • Credit Suisse Group Internal Audit, Data Analytics and Innovation (DA) team
  • Lloyds Banking, Group Internal Audit
  • Santander UK, Internal Audit IT & Data Analytics Team
  • UBS Group, Internal Audit Innovation & Technology Team

Innovation in Training and Development

  • BAE Systems, Training Team
  • Barclays, Internal Audit
  • Ministry of Human Resources and Emiritisation, Dubai, UAE
  • Royal London, Group Internal Audit
  • Standard Life Aberdeen, Internal Audit Transformation Programme

Outstanding Team – Financial Services Sector

  • Virgin Money, Internal Audit Team
  • Hitachi Capital, UK Group Internal Audit
  • Lloyds Banking Group Internal Audit, The Hub
  • Nationwide Building Society, Internal Audit Team
  • Royal London Group, Group Internal Audit
  • Santander UK, Internal Audit Team

Outstanding Team – Private Sector

  • Dentsu Aegis Network, Risk and Audit Team
  • Essentra, Group Assurance Team
  • Openreach, Internal Audit Team
  • Pennon, Group Internal Audit
  • Vodafone, Internal Audit

Outstanding Team – Public Sector

  • GIAA BEIS/DCMS Team
  • MIAA Team Manchester
  • Northern Ireland Water, Internal Audit Team
  • GIAA UK, Overseas Territories Project Team

Best Newcomer

  • Dev Daworaz, Deutsche Bank
  • Hollie Sheppard, Travis Perkins
  • Mark Jennings, Tata Steel Europe

2. The Audit & Risk Award judges are Geraldine Rutter - PwC, Partner, Ruth Prickett - Editor, Audit & Risk magazine, Elizabeth Honer - Chief Executive, Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) and Liz Sandwith - Chief Professional Practices Advisor, Chartered IIA.

3. The 2020 Audit & Risk Awards event will take place at the PwC offices on 30 January. Pictures from the event will be issued to media on 30 January after the awards have been presented and will be available on request in the following days.

4. The Chartered IIA is the only professional body dedicated exclusively to training, supporting and representing internal auditors in the UK and Ireland. We have 10,000 members in all sectors of the economy. First established in 1948, we obtained our Royal Charter in 2010. Over 2,000 members are Chartered Internal Auditors and have earned the designation CMIIA. About 1,000 of our members hold the position of head of internal audit and the majority of FTSE 100 companies are represented among our membership. Members are part of a global network of 200,000.