Lin Bartlett

Lin is a former Integrated Audit Manager at Shell. During her time there she gained board approval for a risk-based integrated audit planning and management process, establishing integrated audit plans for all key business areas. She is a trained auditor in Financial, IT, Health, Safety, Environment and quality management and has planned and managed major audits in many different parts of Shell’s business. Lin has also been engaged on a global Sarbanes Oxley 404 compliance implementation project for a FTSE 100 company and was responsible for both the global project planning and management support and also the management of a team responsible for documenting risks and controls over financial reporting for their European Business. She has also been engaged on External Quality Assessments (EQA’s) as required by the Institute of Internal Auditor’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Code of Ethics. She also provides training and helps companies prepare for an EQA.

Steve Biskie

Steve Biskie is the Managing Director at High Water Advisors, a consulting firm that helps organizations improve governance, risk management, compliance (GRC) and audit processes. Mr. Biskie was formerly the President of ERP Audit Solutions and Customer Solutions Director at ACL Services, Ltd. First introduced to SAP in the mid-90s while working as an external auditor for Deloitte & Touche, Mr. Biskie has been involved with SAP systems in a variety of roles, including as an internal auditor, consultant, implementation team member, compliance team lead, and SAP Steering Committee Chair. He worked directly with SAP as part of the SAP Influence Council for the Management of Internal Controls (MIC) tool, the first iteration of what is now the SAP GRC BusinessObjects suite. An internationally recognized expert, Mr. Biskie was the keynote speaker at the first Sarbanes-Oxley for SAP Customers event. A much sought-after trainer on SAP governance, audit, and control topics, Mr. Biskie is consistently rated as a top speaker at the SAP GRC conference. Mr. Biskie was an Expert Reviewer for Security, Audit, and Control Features: SAP ERP (3rd Edition), and authored Surviving an SAP Audit.

Chris Bradley

Chris Bradley has spent 36 years in the forefront of the Information Management field, guiding global organisations on Information Management Strategy, Data Governance, Data Quality, Information Assurance, Master Data Management, Metadata Management, Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence and Information Management best practices and how organisations can genuinely manage information as a critical corporate asset. Frequently he is engaged to evangelise the Information Management and Data Governance message to executive management, introduce data governance and new business processes for Information Management and to deliver training and mentoring. Chris is the inaugural Fellow of DAMA CDMP, chair of the DAMA Fellowship board and President of DAMA UK. He is also an author of the DMBOK 2 and author and examiner for the CDMP professional certification. In April 2016 Chris received the lifetime achievement award from DAMA International for exceptional services to furthering Data Management education and to the International Data Management community.

Jason Claycomb

Jason D. Claycomb is the founder of INARMA LLC, where he helps clients assess, implement, and manage GRC policies and processes. He is a 25-year veteran in computer system security, audit, and development. Mr. Claycomb brings a realistic approach to GRC to comply with laws, federal regulations, and industry best practices. Mr. Claycomb is proficient in IT planning, systems development and installation, data analysis and reporting, and in evaluating logical and physical controls. Previously, he served as National Director of IT Services at Jefferson Wells (now Expiris), and a Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Claycomb also served as the Director of IT Services at CrossCheck Compliance LLC, where he worked extensively with financial services companies to analyze risk and implement appropriate controls, and as an IT Auditor at First Colonial Bankshares Corporation. Mr. Claycomb is a member of ISACA, IIA, and ISSA. He is on the Security White Paper Committee Co-Chairman of the Technology Executive’s Club.

Greg Coleman

Greg Coleman is a trainer and independent consultant who helps companies to: identify and understand their business risks; design and implement pragmatic mitigation strategies; and ensure that the resulting approach to risk management is effective. He has spent over 20 years, based in both the UK and US, working in a variety of governance and audit roles across a number of multinational organisations in the financial services, pharmaceutical, engineering and Fast Moving Consumer Goods industries. He has just completed a three-year assignment at ITG plc, where he was Director of Corporate Assurance, with a remit to transform an under-performing internal audit department and establish a best in class governance, risk and compliance department. Before ITG, he spent five years as Head of Global Internal Audit at Experian PLC.

Dennis Cox

Dennis Cox is the Founder and Chief Executive of Risk Reward Ltd, where he oversees all consulting and training projects. A recognized financial services risk management and internal audit expert, he specializes in Basel Accord challenges surrounding credit, market, and operational risk, as well as other business and regulatory requirements. Mr. Cox has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of risk, banking, audit, and accounting. He has held senior management positions within the banking and accountancy profession as Director, Risk Management at HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited, and Director, Risk Management, Prudential Portfolio Managers. Formerly he held a number of roles within the audit profession, including Senior Audit Manager (Compliance) at HSBC Holdings PLC and Senior Manager (Banking and Finance) at both BDO Binder Hamlyn and Arthur Young. Mr. Cox is a Fellow, Co-founder and Chairman of the Risk Forum for the UK Chartered Securities and Investment Institute and administers the Risk Reward Global Risk Forum on LinkedIn. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (FCA), he has also been a National Council Member for 15 years. A much in-demand speaker and trainer, Mr. Cox is the author of Banking and Finance: Accounts, Audit and Practice. He is currently writing two books, An Introduction to Money Laundering Deterrence and The International Handbook of Money Laundering Deterrence. He is the co-author of The Mathematics of Banking & Finance, and is the senior editor and author of several chapters in The Frontiers of Risk Management.

Kathleen Crawford

Kathleen Crawford is a Senior Consultant for MIS Training Institute, and President of Crawford Consulting and Communications, LLC, a firm specializing in assurance, investigative, and advisory projects for small firms without an internal audit function. Previously, Ms. Crawford was an Internal Auditor for Vinfen Corporation, where her responsibilities included assisting management in standardizing operations, developing policies and procedures, and improving processes. In addition, she investigated all suspected financial crimes, collecting evidence to ensure successful prosecution and recovery of company and client assets. Ms. Crawford trained other investigators in a methodology for detecting and documenting fraud that met the unique compliance requirements of MA Department of Health and Human Services. She began her career as a bank auditor, first with Bank of New England, then Eastern Bank, and State Street Bank. Her responsibilities in these institutions included internal audits and fraud investigations. A member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, Ms. Crawford is a past President of the Greater Boston Chapter of The IIA. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and the American Society for Training and Development. Ms. Crawford serves as Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Foxborough Regional Charter School and its foundation, Friends of FRCS.

Greg Duckert

Greg Duckert, is CEO of Audit, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in risk assessment models, operational analysis, and audit process methodologies designed to maximize returns to the organization. Mr. Duckert is also a Senior Consultant for MIS Training Institute and has over 30 years of national and international experience as an Internal/IS Audit Director. Mr. Duckert has held Audit Director positions in the manufacturing, construction and healthcare industries, assuming responsibilities for financial, operational, and information systems auditing functions. His information systems expertise includes application audits, software acquisition, systems development, controls, security design, adequacy and implementation, and systems' operational efficiencies. He has performed consulting services in IS, financial, and operational audits, as well as in business acquisitions and start-ups.

Mark Edmead

Mark Edmead is the Managing Director at MTE Advisors and a Senior Instructor for MIS Training Institute. He is a 30-year-veteran of computer systems architecture, information security, and project management. Mr. Edmead has extensive knowledge of IT and application audits, IT governance, and SOX compliance auditing. His expertise in the areas of information security and protection includes access controls, cryptography, security management practices, network and Internet security, computer security law and investigations, and physical security. He has consulted with Fortune 500 and 1000 companies and worked with a number of international firms. Mr. Edmead has authored articles in Compliance Advisor Magazine, IT Compliance Journal, IIA Insights, and The Auditor. In addition, he is an adjunct professor at the Keller Graduate School of Management.

Marty Green

Martin Green is a senior instructor for MIS Training Institute. As a member of the MISTI faculty for more than 20 years, his areas of expertise include computer technology, networking, and security. Mr. Green is the principal of Martin H. Green, P.C. Mr. Green concentrates his practice on the representation of companies in matters pertaining to computer technology, trade secrets, intellectual property, and copyright law. He also maintains an active consulting practice to lawyers and other professional service businesses regarding office automation and related auditing and security challenges. Mr. Green is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys, and the American Trial Lawyers Association.

Dr. David Hancock

Dr David Hancock leads the UK Government Construction Team for the Cabinet Office, part of the Infrastructure & Projects Authority which is responsible for providing assurance and advice for the top 188 Major Projects across Government. Prior to that he was Head of Risk for Transport for London with responsibility for the risk and project services across their £15 billion capital portfolio). Renowned internationally as a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of risk, he is the author of the bestselling book “Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership” in which he developed the concept of Risk Leadership. He has worked with the public, private and voluntary sectors and has been the Director of risk and assurance for two London Mayors and Executive Director for Halcrow (now CH2M). He was responsible for creating and delivering the risk management system for the successful £4.3bn Terminal 5 Project at Heathrow, which is considered industry leading in project delivery. He champions the case for rethinking project management as a social interaction rather than delivery solely through the application of process and policy. Educated at the University of Nottingham where he obtained a degree and PhD in engineering, he later added an MBA from the University of Bath. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Personnel and Development and Fellow of the Association of Project Management.

Chris Hollands

Chris Hollands is Managing Director of TomJak Ltd a training and consulting firm specialising in internal audit, financial crime, anti-money laundering, corporate governance and risk assessments. He has over 40 years of international experience in the financial services industry both as an nternal Audit Director as well as having senior roles in finance, legal & compliance and operational risk. Chris has held Audit Director positions at Standard Chartered, Bank of America and American Express. In these roles, he had global responsibility for financial, operational, information systems and product related audits in the Capital Markets and Trading areas of the institutions. He also has extensive experience both as a finance director and in general management after handling key elements of the acquisition and integration of Korea’s fifth largest bank for Standard Chartered and then as part of the ManCo advising on financial controls, including audit and regulatory issues. Since 2012 he has run his own training company specialising in internal audit, fraud, sanctions and anti-money laundering in the financial services sector.

Nigel Iyer

Nigel has over 20 years’ experience investigating and detecting fraud and corruption. A computer scientist and qualified chartered accountant Nigel soon found that his true passion lay in rooting out corruption and fraud. Nigel is also today a qualified dramatist and has written a number of films and plays based on experiences, many of which are used in teaching worldwide. He has written several books and papers, and teaches widely how to defend their organisations against the “commercial dark arts”. He is also a fellow of the University of Leicester School of Management. Click here to meet Nigel! 

Mark Johnson

Mark is the Former Head of Fraud Control at Cable & Wireless, where he designed one of the first automated fraud detection and management systems in the world and ran fraud system development programmes for Ericsson, Nortel and Alcatel. He has been engaged in information and communications technology security management, investigations and crime control projects on every continent, some lasting several years. He is a regular chair and speaker at key industry events on data analytics for crime intelligence and emerging cyber crime risks and the author of two books on communications risk, cybercrime and digital intelligence.

Joel Kramer

Joel is Vice President, Internal Audit Division of MIS Training Institute. Mr. Kramer joined MISTI in 1982, and introduced its highly respected Internal Audit curriculum. In addition, his Audit Managers' and Directors' Symposium, SuperStrategies Conference, and London's own The Audit Executive Programme are highly acclaimed throughout the internal audit community. Prior to joining MISTI, Mr. Kramer was Director of Internal Audit for Instrumentation Laboratory, Inc. He also worked for both The Gillette Company and Coopers & Lybrand. He was inducted into the Institute of Internal Auditors' American Hall of Distinguished Practitioners in 2013. He is a recognized speaker at international, national, and regional audit conferences. Mr. Kramer has written several articles for The Internal Auditor and Protiviti's KnowledgeLeader. He is a past member of the Board of Governors of the Greater Boston Chapter of the IIA, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Louisiana State University Center for Internal Auditing.

Jonathan Ledwidge

Jonathan Andrew Ledwidge, MBA FCCA, is an international investment banking audit and risk specialist. Jonathan began his career at Price Waterhouse in Kingston, Jamaica prior to arriving in London just after Big Bang in 1986 and subsequently worked for a number of major institutions including Manufacturers Hanover Trust, Continental Bank, CIBC and ABN AMRO. From an audit and risk perspective his roles have included internal audit, product control, risk management and SOX. These roles covered a broad range of investment banking and capital market products and a large number of international locations. In addition, Jonathan has had a number of roles where he was directly involved in the growth and development of major global investment banking franchises. These roles have included work as a business manager providing direct support to global business heads, business strategist / consultant, and served a director of a major training, people development and cultural change programme (ABN AMRO Global Financial Markets). Latterly, he has been working as an independent audit, business review and risk consultant for a number of major banks.

Allan McDonagh

Allan was commissioned in HM Customs and Excise in 1967, and in 1971 joined the Investigation Branch where he specialised in narcotics and organised crime investigations. In 1974, he became the first Customs Investigator to be seconded to the Drugs Intelligence Unit at New Scotland Yard and in 1983 was awarded a Winston Churchill scholarship to study narcotics interdiction in the USA. Between 1985 and 1997 he was employed at Network Security Management Limited and became Deputy Managing Director. He created the highly successful Forensic Laboratories which were eventually acquired by Control Risks Group. Allan has conducted many successful investigations throughout the world for both commercial and government clients.

Richard Minogue

A financial management, internal audit and investigation expert with over 35 years experience. A former Head of Audit for a major telecommunications company and a forensic auditor who had led high profile investigations into money laundering, bribery, embezzlement and fraud.

Veronica Morino

Veronica Morino has a BA in Sociology of Work and Economics and a Masters Degree in Organizational Science from the University of Rome. She has worked for the last 15 years with organisational effectiveness. After first helping organisations address dysfunctional issues in both Italy and Scandinavia, she broadened her expertise in the area of inappropriate and illegal behaviour, often assuming the lead role in investigations into international fraud and corruption. In the last 8 years Veronica has helped develop anti-fraud and corruption programs for several international companies. This allowed her to combine the work she had been doing earlier with organizational culture with her experiences as an investigator. Veronica has lead the production of multimedia solutions for integrity awareness programs (including web-based, drama and live trainings), helped with the development of leading indicators to predict and prevent where fraud will strike and also specialised in models to assess corporate resistance and resilience to fraud and corruption. Veronica Morino is co-author of “The Anatomy of Fraud and Corruption” published by Ashgate-Gower in 2011, and was producer of the recent CIMA drama/film “Words in Action” which addresses the growing gap between corporate rhetoric and reality.

Dr. Hernan Murdock

Hernan Murdock is Vice President, Audit Division for MIS Training Institute. Before joining MIS he was the Director of Training at a global professional services organization where he oversaw the company's training and employee development program. Prior to that he was a Senior Project Manager leading audit and consulting projects for clients in the manufacturing, transportation, high tech, education, insurance and power generation industries.
Dr. Murdock is a Senior Lecturer at Northeastern University where he teaches management, leadership and ethics. He is the author of Operational Auditing: Principles and Techniques for a Changing World, 10 Key Techniques to Improve Team Productivity and Using Surveys in Internal Audits. He has also written articles and book chapters on whistleblowing programs, international auditing, mentoring programs, fraud, deception, corporate social responsibility, and behavioral profiling. He has conducted audits and consulting projects, delivered seminars and invited talks, and made numerous presentations at internal audit, academic and government functions in North America, Latin America, Europe and Africa.

William Nealon

William J. Nealon is a Senior Consultant for MIS Training Institute. A former Audit Manager for the New York State Comptroller’s Office, Mr. Nealon was responsible for identifying, planning, and overseeing financial, operational, and programmatic audits and studies in the Higher Education, Tax and Health areas of government. His experience includes audits of the State University of New York, the City University of New York, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance and the New York State Lottery. He was the on-site audit supervisor during the $1.5 billion construction of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza. During his career, Mr. Nealon was also the Chief Auditor of Refunds for New York State where he was responsible for the audit and approval of all personal and business tax refunds issued by the State. A 30-year audit veteran, Mr. Nealon’s career includes extensive experience in planning and designing audits to detect fraud and identify poor controls that increase fraud opportunities. He was involved in fraud scenarios that resulted in convictions, and he is currently developing a college-level fraud audit course. In addition, Mr. Nealon was an Adjunct Professor of Management at the Graduate College of Union University for 15 years, and an Adjunct Instructor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management and Technology. He taught courses in accounting and auditing at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Mr. Nealon is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

Jane Needham

Jane Needham is an independent consultant and trainer specialising in corporate governance, risk management and business process improvement. Jane’s career started by training as a Chartered Accountant with Ernst & Young in Manchester, and then working for a number of years at ICI plc, both in the Group Internal Audit function, and in a finance management role. Jane then returned to her home island of Guernsey in the Channel Islands, where she was appointed Director of Risk & Assurance for the island’s government. As part of this role, Jane was Chief Officer of the States of Guernsey Audit Commission, a pre-cursor to the recently established Island Public Accounts Committee.

Charles Pask

Charles V. Pask is the Managing Director of ITSEC Associates Ltd, responsible for delivering global IT Audit and IT Security consultancy services. He was a founding member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) and recognised globally as a thought leader in Information Security and IT Controls. Mr. Pask has over 30 years' experience in IT, IT audit, and IT security, and has previously held Senior IT Auditor positions at Forward Trust Group (subsidiary of HSBC) and Alliance & Leicester Bank plc, and also Group Head of Information Security for Alliance & Leicester (10 years). Mr Pask was the Global Head of Strategy, Development and Globalisation for the BT Business Continuity, Security and Governance Practice. He was previously a Director with MIS Training, and Director of Information Security Institute (ISI) European and Middle East e-Security Services (2000-2). Mr. Pask has been a member of the ITSEC Common Criteria team working with the UK Government, and a committee member of the APACS Security Advisory Group and the LINK Security Group helping to regulate the UK Financial systems. Mr Pask provides IT Audit and Information Security related consultancy services as well as public training courses, in-house training courses, conferences and symposiums. He is recognised as an industry expert on the ISO27000 standards, COBIT, SP800-53, ISO22301, Risk Management, ISC2 CBK, PCIDSS, NIST standards and other Information Security related legislation, regulation and compliance requirements. Mr Pask's clients includes a number of well-known organisations: Royal Court Affairs, Oman; United Nations (Geneva, New York, Brindisi, Nairobi); Lloyds TSB Bank; KPMG; Unisys; and Intrum Justitia. Mr Pask has Chaired and Co-chaired the prestigious Chief Information Security Officers (CISO) conferences in Europe, Africa and in the Middle East. He has spoken at a number of conferences, including CISO, WebSec, Compsec, the International Security Managers Symposium, and various ISACA events. Mr Pask delivers a number of MIS Training Institute's IT Audit and Security training program in USA and EMEA. He has also previously been a Senior Instructor for ISC2 in EMEA for CISSP exam training classes. Mr Pask has personally helped over 400 students globally achieve the CISSP training exam.

James Paterson

James Paterson is a leading trainer in the risk, audit and assurance field; covering topics such as lean, assurance mapping and effective influencing for heads of audit and their teams. He has over 19 years experience across a range of financial roles. He became Chief Internal Auditor for AstraZeneca in 2002, and led the function for over 7 years, picking up a range of “best practice” accolades along the way. He specialises in training, facilitation, coaching and consultancy for Heads of Internal Audit and their teams, especially in relation to risk and assurance, audit planning and audit transformation efforts. He is also involved in Internal Audit External Quality reviews. He is a regularly requested speaker on risk, assurance and cultural/behavioural issues across the globe. He has also had a number of articles published in risk and audit journals.

Jeremy Pilcher

Jeremy has over ten years’ experience as a fraud investigator in the public and private sectors. He qualified originally as a lawyer and then worked for some years as a government prosecutor before moving into commercial litigation. Jeremy is a certified fraud examiner and also an associate tutor at the Leicester School of Business where he is involved in a number of courses including the Hibis Defence Against Fraud and Corruption course. Jeremy aligns his teaching and academia with the real commercial world, drawing on his vast and varied practical experience, something which was also highlighted in his successful Ph.D. thesis.

John Porter

John Porter, BA ACA is a chartered accountant, banker and financial services consultant specialising in internal audit, with more than 20 years’ experience in these fields. John has held various management positions within the internal audit departments of the global financial institutions ABN AMRO, HSBC, American Express and Bank of Bermuda, having gained his Chartered Accountancy qualification with Ernst & Young in the UK. His areas of expertise include the audit and risk management of a wide variety of financial services, products and derivatives, including Equities, Bonds/Fixed Income/Money Market/Interest Rate Products, FX, Commodities, Asset Management, Investment Banking (including Corporate Finance and Private Equity), Insurance, Trust and Credit Cards.

Jenny Rayner

Jenny Rayner is an independent consultant and trainer specialising in internal audit, risk management and corporate governance. She is an experienced non-executive director, former chief internal auditor and audit committee chair with 35 years’ wide-ranging international business experience. She works with directors, senior managers, internal auditors and risk managers to help them embrace best practice in governance, risk management and assurance. Prior to this, Jenny’s career spanned over 20 years with ICI and Zeneca in a variety of sales, marketing, purchasing, supply chain and general business management roles, latterly as a Chief Internal Auditor with ICI. She is currently Deputy Chair on the board of a UK housing association.

Steve Rimell

Steve Rimell provides training, security reviews, consulting services, and internal audit support for a wide range of public and private sector clients in locations across the globe. Mr. Rimell has extensive experience as an audit manager running a commercial information systems audit service. He specializes in the most technical aspects of information systems audit, having broad knowledge of the security and control of UNIX, Oracle, Windows, and networking environments such as TCP/IP. Mr. Rimell has presented hands-on information systems audit training courses for MIS Training Institute since 1996, where he proves to the students that apparently highly technical areas are not as hard to audit as they initially appear. Mr. Rimell is a founding member of the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP).

Andy Robertson

Andy Robertson is currently with Cass Business School, managing and delivering modules on audit and risk-related topics to MSc students. He has 35 years experience in auditing and risk management, covering manufacturing, retail, financial services and the not-for-profit sectors. He has been head of audit in several blue chip organisations, and head of risk in two organisations, during which time he has been instrumental in both uncovering and resolving many organisational problems. Andy delivers lectures and workshops in risk and audit related areas, particularly in fraud detection and prevention and the establishment of risk management systems.

Fred Roth

Fred Roth is Vice President of MIS Training Institute’s IT Audit Division, where he facilitates and coordinates its IT Audit and Sarbanes-Oxley IT Audit curriculum. Mr. Roth also provides extensive direction and training to organizations worldwide in planning and assessing IT risk areas. Previously, Mr. Roth spent more than 25 years in system development and information technology audit and security with Eastman Kodak Company. As Corporate Audit Project Manager, he had worldwide responsibility for planning and coordinating Kodak’s IS/IT audits in the United States, Asia, Europe and South America. Mr. Roth was a key player in Kodak’s successful worldwide SAP implementation, where he was responsible for the Corporate Audit partnership on the project and for assessing controls during system design and implementation. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and does IT control and security training on a worldwide basis.

Jim Roth

Jim Roth, PhD, CIA, CCSA, is president of AuditTrends, LLC, a training firm devoted to identifying and communicating the best of current internal audit practice. Jim has three decades of progressive internal audit and teaching experience. His publications include seven books and seven other major works for the IIA, as well as eight AuditTrends seminars and numerous articles. Evaluating elements of the corporate culture, a.k.a. soft controls, has been at the core of Jim’s 17 years of best practice research, culminating in his 2010 book, Best Practices: Evaluating the Corporate Culture. The IIA recognized his expertise as early as 1998 with the Internal Auditor magazine article, “Soft, Dangerous, Essential: An Interview with Jim Roth.” De Accountant in the Netherlands (2009) and Internrevisoren in Norway (2010) have more recently published interviews with Jim on this topic.

Liz Sandwith

Internal Audit and Risk Management expert with over 25 years of experience in social care, central and local government, housing associations, regional development agencies and a UK broadcaster – Channel 5. Liz is currently Head of Assurance, Risk and Compliance for the UK Market Unit of Bupa. Liz is a passionate exponent of the value strong embedded risk management brings to organisations along with the independent reviews provided by internal audit. A double act (internal audit and risk management) not to be equalled I relation to the foundation blocks on which organisations can build growth and deliver extraordinary performance.

Jim Tarantino

Jim Tarantino is the Client Solutions Director for High Water Advisors, a consulting firm specialized in helping organizations improve governance, risk management, compliance (GRC) and audit processes. He has over 15 years of information technology, analytics, audit and GRC experience with a recognized expertise in developing solutions to enable data-driven auditing, risk assessment and investigations. Prior to joining High Water Advisors, Mr. Tarantino was a Solution Lead/Practice Manager for ACL Services, where he led the implementation of data analytic solutions for large public sector clients. He has also held a number of GRC practitioner roles including Senior Auditor at RTI International and various management positions at Nortel Networks implementing a human capital analytics program. As a member of the IIA, ISACA and ACFE, Mr. Tarantino participates in local chapter activities, including serving as an instructor for CISA certification exam preparation seminars.

John Wallhoff

John Wallhoff, a data-analysis computer security expert for many years, develops and implements data models to detect international fraud and corruption. John who is involved in investigations and training, also supports his colleagues with the development of the leading “B4” algorithms and data models to pinpoint patterns of malpractice and unethical business behavior. In addition John builds information security strategies and contingency plans for a number of companies and as a compliment to fraud detection, he develops data-analysis solutions for the continuous monitoring of internal controls.