Local Government Internal Audit Forum

Better governance – Better communities

In November, OCM was delighted to be a major sponsor of the IIA-Australia’s Local Government Internal Audit Forum which focused on the theme of “Better governance – Better communities”.

The forum sought to highlight the important role of the internal audit and risk functions within councils in addressing key risk, and governance and operational challenges as the local government sector refocusses on community delivery expectations after transitioning through a significant period of change.

Key issues covered included assuring IT security, emergency management preparedness, auditing customer satisfaction, developing assurance strategies, auditing culture, addressing enterprise wide risk management and practical strategies to deliver more value from the internal audit function. Click here to see the full program.

Key speakers included:

– Rik Hart, General Manager, Inner West Council
– John Davies, Manager, Council Governance – Policy and Sector Development Group, Office of Local Government
– Julie Walton, Chair Governance Risk and Audit Committee, Shellharbour City Council
– Gerald VanDenHeuvel, Manager Information Services, Broken Hill City Council
– Ian Lyall PFIIA CIA CGAP CCSA CRMA, Internal Auditor, Cessnock City Council
– Michael Quirk MIIA(Aust), Head of Internal Audit, North Shore Councils
– Tina Baker, Chief Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Office, Central Coast Council
– Elizabeth Gavey, Audit Committee Member, Georges River Council
– Bill Warne, Chairman, Statewide Mutual
– Andrew Methven, Risk & Assurance Manager, Risk Management, City of Sydney
– Ian Goodwin, Deputy Auditor-General of NSW, ‎Audit Office of New South Wales