Author, Blogger & Thought Leader
How did you get to become an expert in your key topics?
After ten years in public accounting with what is now PwC, I moved into internal audit leadership positions with large and international companies. I left for five years for a vice president’s position in IT, before returning as the head of internal audit for the next two decades. I was very active with the Institute of Internal Auditors, serving on three international committees and several task forces. I wrote a number of methodologies for the IIA on Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and a book on that topic as well. I was invited to speak at IIA and other conferences and seminars, which became a frequent activity. While I was head of internal audit, I was asked to take on the role of chief risk officer, That led me to additional speaking engagements and writing further books that challenge traditional risk management thinking. I have been consulted and provided input on risk management standards and frameworks.
What sub-topics are you most passionate about?
Cyber risk is misunderstood as it is viewed in a silo, separate from the consideration of other sources of risk. In addition, most companies do far too much work for SOX and are unable to work effectively with the external auditors.
Who influences you within these topics?
What challenges are brands facing in this space?
Helping management lead for success, making informed and intelligent decisions.
What do you think the future holds in this space?
What brands are leading the way in this space?
If a brand wanted to work with you, which activities would you be most interested in collaborating on?
What are your passions outside of work?
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