Liz Sandwith

Chief Professional Practices Advisor

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, UK and Ireland

Liz Sandwith is the Chief Professional Practice Advisor for the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland.  Her background is firmly embedded in the internal audit, risk and compliance worlds.  She has worked for a number of organisations in both the public and private sector, e.g. Bupa, Information Commissioner’s Office, Channel 5, The London Clinic as well as a number of Local Authorities helping develop risk management and control awareness wearing both the risk and the internal audit hats. 


Liz provides internal audit and risk management training to Directors, Audit Committee members, internal auditors and risk managers in Europe, the Middle East and also the Far East, on behalf of a global training provider (MISTI).  Liz also provides training on the Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk on behalf of the Chartered IIA UK and Ireland.


Liz was President of the Institute of Internal Audit 2001.  She has recently become a Board member and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for a Housing Association based in Leeds.


Thursday, 20th - 11:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent session 6.1 - Risk in Focus 2020 - Hot Topics for Internal Auditors

Risk in Focus is an annual barometer of what Chief Audit Executives perceive as their organisations’ risk priorities and what is preoccupying their thinking as they prepare their forthcoming audit plans. Risk in Focus is a vital point of reference for the audit profession but also serves as an important benchmarking tool for a wide stakeholder group that includes boards, audit committees, risk managers and other assurance providers.


Already in its fourth year, Risk in Focus goes from strength to strength with a total of eight Institutes of Internal Audit from across Europe participating. It draws upon a quantitative survey of 528 CAEs and 46 qualitative interviews with CAEs in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK & Ireland.

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