Internal Audit Conference 2023

Location: London
Start Date:

06/12/2023 09:30

End Date:

06/12/2023 18:30

Industries: Social Purpose and Non Profits
We are delighted to invite you to join us at our inaugural Internal Audit Conference, hosted at our London office on 6 December 2023. Since 2017 we have continued to grow and develop our service provision with teams covering internal audit, technology risk, risk consulting and ESG across a range of sectors. Our risk advisory practice is diverse in both composition and thought and we have put together a programme that mirrors these values and hope that you can join us.

What we will cover

We have several up-and-coming speakers from across the internal audit sector, with a deliberate focus on bringing in divergent views and perspectives as we look ahead to 2024. Topics will include:

  • outlook for 2024
  • disinformation
  • wellbeing approaches for audit
  • creating the right culture
  • auditing in a value driven environment
  • storytelling with data
  • data driven internal audit approaches
  • aligning internal audit with ED&I strategies.


  • Andretti Autosport.
  • Barclays.
  • Barnardo's.
  • Crowe.
  • IKEA.
  • Nobody Studios.
  • Willis Towers Watson.

Who should attend

Current and future internal audit leads, as well as  those building their career within the profession.

People interested in and responsible for managing internal audit within their organisation will also find this event of interest.


  • 09:30 - Event starts
  • 16:30 - Networking and drinks
  • 18:30 - Event ends


There is no cost to attend this event.

Register now


Crowe UK 
55 Ludgate Hill
London EC4M 7JW

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Issues discussed


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and refreshments

09:30 – 09:45

Introduction and welcome.

Richard Evans, Head of Risk & Assurance, Crowe.

09:45 – 10:30

Looking into 2024.

  • Will 2024 bring turbulence and continued turmoil, or should we expect clearer skies ahead?
  • Looking ahead at what might be driving change in the year to come.

Daisy O’Reilly-Weinstock, Director of Big Bets, Good Innovation.

10:30 – 11:00

Disinformation impacts and insights.

  • This session explores what disinformation is and what it looks like, as well as identifying the risks
    and how to defend yourself.

Jess Daniels, Assistant Manager, Crowe.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15


Internal auditing in a culture driven environment.

  • Where culture is a strong driver of the ways of working, internal auditors should be mindful of the
    way the internal audit is planned, conducted, reported, and followed up.
  • This session will explore how behavioural and cultural factors are considered in an audit, as well as practical examples and tools that can be used to bring value to your stakeholders.

Seraphina Kim, Group Internal Audit Leader, IKEA.

12:15 – 13:00

Perspectives on developments in respect of data privacy, compliance and considerations for internal audit.

Anna Sewell, Head of Data Privacy and Compliance, ASOS.

13:00 – 14:00

Networking lunch

14:00 – 14:45

Storytelling with data.

  • Learn how to use the three pillars of data storytelling: narrative, visuals and data, to convey insights
    to others in a powerful and effective manner to influence change.

Min Bhogaita, Non-Executive Director, Nobody Studios.

14:45 – 15:30

Internal audit wellbeing.

  • Considering the unique challenges and stressors faced by our profession.
  • Providing insights on recognising signs of mental health struggles, practical coping strategies, and
    the importance of building resilience.
  • Recognising the importance of fostering a supportive environment, empowering internal auditors to prioritise their mental wellbeing and promote a culture of mental ‘wealth’.

Roza Watson, Senior Audit Manager, Willis Towers Watson.

15:45 – 16:15

Internal audit’s role in supporting an organisations approach to ED&I.

  • This session will provide context with the approach to ED&I at Barnardo’s. As well as, how internal
    audit is supporting ED&I specifically, our ED&I audit toolkit and our review of the charities anti-racism commitments.

Matt McHugh, Head of Audit and Operational Risk, Barnardos.

16:15 – 17:00

Building a winning culture.

Focussed on the successful title winning campaign for Season 9.

  • What’s our target? (How we planned for season 9)
  • What resources do we have at our disposal versus our opposition?
  • What’s going to be the differentiating factors that would enable us to hit our targets?
  • What do we need to achieve at each race and how does that impact our preparations?
  • Maintaining moral when things go wrong.
  • Celebrating our successes and learning lessons from every race whether we’ve won or not.
  • Keeping a clear focus at a crucial point.


Jim Wright, Professional Commercial Director, Andretti Autosport.

17.00 – 19.00

Networking and drinks