Nov 2006 - Dec 2007
Global Head, Operational & I.T. Audit
Reporting to the Group Chief Internal Auditor, provide independent assurance to the C.I.A. and Board of Directors on the adequacy of the control environment throughout the Group, and recommend improvements in its effectiveness.Responsible for management of risk based internal audit programme, criminal investigations, and provision of consultative Risk analysis, Money Laundering and emergency crisis management advisory.Active participant and member of North America Executive Board.
·Manage, lead and develop team of eight auditors located in North America, United Kingdom, Europe, Hong Kong and Australia; delivering the Global Operational Audit Plan.
·Develop and evolve the working practices and papers in compliance with the Corporate Governance Framework and latest IIA standards.
·Provide counsel to Senior Executives and Management regarding effective Risk and Control implementation and maintenance.
·Manage all independent investigation activity and key law enforcement liaison.
·Assist External Auditors in completion of end of year Financial and SAS70 audit work.
·Independent reporting of key audit and control concerns.
Jan 1999 - Nov 2006
Director, Risk Management - The Americas
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer in North America and Group Chief Internal Auditor, responsible for Risk Management throughout Canada and United States to include internal audit, financial forensics, criminal investigations, corporate security, risk analysis and review, and Anti Money Laundering advisory, and emergency crisis management.
·Manage team of three auditors covering 160 Retail Foreign Exchange locations across Canada and the United States, responsible for fulfilling Internal Audit Mandate.
·Lead formal Executive Risk Management committee for North American businesses, reporting to and liaising with Group Audit and Risk Committee.Objective to implement and maintain Enterprise Wide Risk Management fundamentals in all that we do.
·Co-ordinate and complete Risk analysis and profiling of business products and processes, providing value add recommendations which manage and mitigate inherent business risks.
·Active consultant in the review and analysis of new products and processes.
·Conduct independent investigations into both internal and external crime.
·Law Enforcement liaison.
·Establish and review corporate-wide security and operational policies for all internal business lines, including high risk retail financial services network.
·Complete independent audit review of Internal Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance department.In addition, responsible for periodic independent review of Agent compliance with appropriate AML legislation, and provide guidance and best practice advice.
·Emergency and Business Continuity Manager, responsible for organisation, communication, and direction to Disaster Control Team.Ensure individual business plans are current, and liaise with external authorities in the event of a disaster situation.
·Communicate and co-ordinate possible Pandemic impact and necessary planning activities.
·Member of Executive Senior Management Team for Travelex Americas.
May 1994 - Jan 1999
Senior Auditor, UK, Belgium, Netherlands & Greece
Thomas Cook Limited
A member of a team of eight Auditors, responsible for completion of Internal Audit reviews of high risk financial services network across Europe, including security standards, fraud detection, process review and staff efficiencies.
·Assisted with completion of internal audit mandate covering 700 Retail Foreign Exchange branches in the United Kingdom.
·Managed internal audit coverage of Retail Foreign Exchange locations within Belgium, Netherlands and Greece.
·Developed and implemented internal independent Investigation process covering internal and external crime.
Sep 1986 - May 1988
BTEC National Certificate
East Warwickshire College
Awarded Certificate and recognised Stage 1 of Institute of Bankers Certification