Key Themes

In 2019 and 2020 expansion of audit headcount within the global banking space plateaued with focus shifting to the blend of skills within the function. Regional organizations alongside asset managers and insurers continue to invest in upgrading their audit functions.

We have held and continue to hold a series of chief auditor/audit leadership roundtables in the US and the UK across a number of sectors including insurance, investment banking and asset management that bring together leaders from a number of sectors to discuss key topics including:

  • Agility required from audit during the pandemic.
  • The ability to maintain influence and continue to provide a commercial and robust challenge in the long term whilst working remotely.
  • The continued evolution of data analytics in audit.
  • Location strategy.

Key Audit Moves: Q3 2020

  • Christian Kaufmann moves internally at Unilever to become Chief Auditor. Prior to this, he was CFO & VP Finance Europe.
  • Micky Bhansali joins Standard Chartered as Group Head of Audit, Technology, Innovation and Operations. He was previously APAC Head of Audit, Technology and Operations at Bank of America.
  • Suryanto Narmada joins NetLink NBN Trust as Director, Internal Audit. He was previously Audit Director, Asia at Aviva.
  • Daphne Heng joins Yeo Hiap Seng (Yeo’s) in Singapore as Head of Group Internal Audit. She was previously Deputy Head, Group Audit & Risk Management at Jardine Matheson in Hong Kong.
  • Ati Bailey, previously AVP of Internal Audit at Penn Mutual, is promoted to Chief Audit Executive.
  • David Dufek, former Chief Audit Executive at Assurant, joins Principal Financial Group as Chief Internal Auditor.
  • Taha Mufti, former Senior Director of Internal Audit of Western Union, joins Coupang as Chief Audit Executive.
  • Geoffrey Rusnak, former Chief Auditor for Compliance and AML joins Wells Fargo as Chief Audit Director for the Wells Fargo Chief Operating Officer organization.
  • Maxim Terlovsky, former Head of Market Risk Audit, Internal Audit Corporate Risk at Goldman Sachs, joins Citi as Chief Auditor, Financial Risk.
  • Stephen Dotto, former Chief Internal Auditor for Barclays US Consumer Bank joins USAA as Bank Audit Executive.
  • Jeremiah J Dowling, former Corporate Chief Auditor at The Navigators Group, joins QBE Insurance as Head of Internal Audit, North America.

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