Scotland Conference 2019



21–22 November 2019 | Edinburgh

The annual conference is Scotland's flagship event, this year themed 'Raising the Bar' provides an invaluable opportunity for learning and networking, with two days of informative presentations and lively debate, plus a fabulous drinks reception and dinner.

This year's event is taking place at Dalmahoy Hotel Golf & Country Club.


Day one

08:30 - 09:15 Registration, refreshments and networking
09:30 - 09:50

Welcome and introduction

Graham Gillespie - Committee Chair
Scott Strachan - Chair

09:50 - 10:40

The regulatory perspective

Maggie Craig - Head of Scotland Office, Financial Conduct Authority

10:40 - 11:20 Nicholas Crapp - Chief Audit Executive, RBS
11:20 - 11:50 Refreshments and exhibition
11:50 - 12:30

Delivering innovation – data analytics in internal audit

Shehryar Humayun - Head of Audit Data Analytics, Lloyds Banking Group

12:30 - 13:10

The governance of personal data

Ken Macdonald - Head of ICO Regions

13.10 - 14.10 Lunch
14:10 - 14:50

Raising the Bar Across the Public Sector

Lesley Newdall - Chief Internal Auditor, City of Edinburgh Council

14:50 - 15:40

Engaging the business through Internal Audit

Bill Galloway - Director of Audit and Risk Management, William Grant & Sons

15:40 - 16:10 Refreshments and exhibition
16:10 - 16:50

Positioning Internal Audit as the boards conscience and advisor on governance 

Liz Sandwith - Chief Professional Practices Adviser, Chartered IIA

16:50 - 17:30

Tackling mountains of adversity

Jamie Andrew, Mountaineer 

19:00 - 19:45 Pre-Dinner drinks reception 
19:45 - 22:00

Dinner 

Paul Zenon - Britain's Top Trickster and Comedy Magician 

6 CPE Points


Day 2

08:45 - 09:15

Registration, refreshments and networking

09:15 - 09:20

Welcome
09:20 - 10:00

How the institute is raising the bar

Derek Jamieson - Regional Director Scotland, Chartered IIA

10:00 - 10:50

Internal audit as a driver of strategic change

Janet Chapman - Chief Internal auditor, Nationwide

Ellie Taylor - Audit Senior Manager, Nationwide

10:50 - 11:20 Refreshments and exhibition
11:20 - 12:00

Disruption: an uncertain future but critical opportunity for assurance

Hon Prof. James Baird - Audit Committee Chair, Macfarlane Group

12:00 - 12:40

Disruptive Innovation – Driving Business & Audit Performance

Steven Welsh - Head of Audit, CYBG Plc

Sam Bedford - Head of Innovation and new ways of working, CYBG Plc

12:40 - 13:00 Closing remarks
Scott Strachan

3 CPE Points


Group bookings

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Whole conference, including dinner and accommodation

Member price: £350 +VAT 
Non-member price: £510 +VAT

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Whole conference, no dinner or accommodation

Member price: £250+VAT 
Non-member price: £300 +VAT 

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Day one only, with dinner

Member price: £330 +VAT 
Non-member price: £380 +VAT 

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This event has been organised by our Scotland committee.

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