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IIA South West conference 2017

Insight and excellence

The ability to deliver effective assurance to key stakeholders and to drive quality and credibility upwards under constant cost constraints is critical to success. The South West annual conference 2017, held at Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House, will delve into auditing in an increasingly demanding environment and ensure you are up to date with thought leaders in the profession.

Selected to represent both private and public sectors the speakers will talk you through their current challenges and the techniques and methods they employ to overcome them.

This two-day event provides you with an invaluable opportunity to network in a professional but relaxed environment, including a full gala dinner in the evening on the first night.

The IIA South West AGM will be held on day two, click here for more information. 

 Why you should attend

  • stay up to date on best practice on effective internal auditing and risk management
  • gather and share ideas on improving the efficiency of your team with your peers
  • network with other audit and risk professionals in a relaxed and friendly environment
  • team build with fellow colleagues

Book now to secure your place

Gala dinner

Join us for a black tie gala dinner where actor John Lyons, best known for playing Sir David Jason's long suffering sidekick D.S. George Toolan in 'A Touch of Frost', will be the after dinner speaker. Lyon's career has been both long and varied, covering West End musicals and straights plays. He will share his 17 year journey in A Touch of Frost providing you a comical and entertaining finish to day one.

CPE competency areas covered

  • internal audit delivery
  • improvement and innovation
  • business acumen

Day 1 - 6 CPE points | Day 2 - 5 CPE points | Attend both days and receive 11 CPE points

Day one - Thursday 11 May

08.00-09.25 Coffee and registration

Andrew Ellins


Supply chain management/procurement
Laura Faulkner, chief procurement officer, Nationwide


The future of internal audit and reviewing the performance of internal audit departments
Matthew Cheetham, partner, Deloitte

11.00-11.15 Refreshments

Talent management
Wendy Edwards, human capital leader, PwC West and Wales


Internal controls assurance
Amarjit Atkar, director audit, assurance and risk, MOD

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Can controls really combat fraud?
Dawn Baker, senior manager, KPMG


Reporting without tears: excellent executive summaries
Sara I James, Getting Words to Work

15.30-15.45 Refreshments

IT transformation change / programme management
Hedley Walls, managing consultant, IT assurance and delivery, PA Consulting Group


Thoughts from your president
Paul Boyle, President, Chartered IIA


Day one closing remarks
Andrew Ellins

19.00 onwards

Drinks reception and gala dinner

 Day two - Friday 12 May

08.30-09.00 Coffee and registration
09.00-09.05 Introduction
John Chesshire

Latest developments in the profession
Dr Ian Peters MBE, chief executive, Chartered IIA


Taking risk to the next level - the future of risk management
Philip Basham, director, Amberwing

10.30-10.45 Refreshments

Agile auditing - a case study and auditing culture - not just for financial services
Nick Curle, managing director - head of audit strategy and change, Barclays Internal Audit


Marketing internal audit
Mike Taylor, head of global internal audit, Experian plc

12.30-13.30 Lunch and AGM (AGM is for members only)

Cyber security update
Presented by KPMG


Updates to the UK Governance Code/Ethics/Culture
Liz Sandwith, chief professional practice advisor, Chartered IIA


Closing remarks
John Chesshire

Conference with dinner and accommodation

Member price: £440 + VAT  
Non-member price: £565 + VAT  

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Conference with dinner

Member price: £350 + VAT  
Non-member price: £475 + VAT  

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Attend one day only

Member price: £210 + VAT  
Non-member price: £275 + VAT  

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Day one with dinner

Member price: £280 + VAT  
Non-member price: £340 + VAT  

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This event has been organised by our IIA South West regional volunteer team.