Ireland Conference | Auditing in changing & uncertain times

New date: 11 September | Dublin

Ireland Conference postponed

The safety of our delegates is important to us and, following recent government announcements, we are postponing our conference, which was scheduled to take place on 2 April.

The new date will be Friday 11 September 2020. The venue is unchanged – Croke Park Stadium, Dublin. Please feel free to email if you have any queries and I look forward to welcoming you to our conference in September. 

The Ireland annual conference is the Ireland Committee's flagship event. It brings together internal auditors and internal audit leaders from all over the island of Ireland, to engage with thought leaders on topical issues.

The theme of this year's event is “Auditing in changing & uncertain times”. We will examine what this means for organisations and internal audit, through the lenses of climate risk, reputational risk and the impact of disruptive technology.


08:30 - 09:15

Registration, refreshments and networking 

09:15 - 09:25

Welcome and introduction
Jennifer Hurley - Chair, Ireland Committee, Chartered IIA

09:25 - 09:30

Conference facilitator's welcome
Karen Patterson - BBC Journalist

09:30 - 10:15

Evolution of governance and the role of internal audit
Barbara O'Malley - Chief Internal Auditor, Great West Lifeco Ireland & Germany

10:15 - 11:00

Auditing in a Complex Enterprise
John MacElvogue, Chief Internal Auditor, Barclays Bank Ireland Plc

11:00 - 11:30

Refreshments and networking

11:30 - 12:15

Risk management: lessons from the internet
Ollie Irwin - Strategic Risk Manager, Emerging Trends, Google

12:15 - 13:00

Breakout session


Calling out culture failures
Dr. Geraldine Smith - Head of Internal Audit, HSE


Practical Applications of SOX: Applying SOX control principals in a non-SOX Environment
Matthew Williams - Group Head of Internal Controls, Ardagh Group


Project Auditing - the role of Internal Audit in Building confidence through major change
Bernard Hamill, Senior Manager Risk Advisory, EY

13:00 - 14.00


14:00 - 14:45

Breakout session


How to manage social media brand and reputation risk
Joanne Sweeney - Founder and Author, Public Sector Marketing Pros


Auditing product risk
Ciaran Casey - Head of Digital Channels, AIB


Understanding the impact of emerging technology risk
Kyanya Madaza - Director IT Risk Assurance, PwC 

15:00 - 15:30

View from the Institute
John Wood - Interim CEO, Chartered IIA

15:30 - 16:00

Refreshments & networking

16:00 - 17:00

Facing your Demons
Brent Pope - Broadcaster, Former New Zealand Rugby Player, Author and Entrepreneur

17:00 - 18:00

Wine and canapés

CPE competency areas covered

  • Improvement and innovation
  • Internal Audit Delivery
  • Internal Audit Management

6 CPE points

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Ireland Conference | Auditing in changing & uncertain times

Duration: 1 day

11 September 2020


Start: 08:30
End: 18:00


Croke Park Stadium

Jones's Road
Dublin 3



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