The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) are co-hosting a virtual roundtable discussion on how the pandemic has shed new light on the evolving tale of two committees: when, where, why and whether it makes sense to separate Audit & Risk and how integral their roles are in ensuring a company’s resiliency and sustainable economic recovery. 


  • 13:00 - start
  • 14:00 - end.


  • Kathryn Kerle, Chair and Co-Regional Director, PRMIA London chapter

    Kathryn is the Chair of the Risk, Audit and Evaluation Committee of the Microbiology Society and Advisor, Board of Directors, Urgentum. She is also Co-Regional Director and Chair of the Steering Committee, London Chapter, Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.

    Kathryn has more than 35 years’ experience in the financial sector, most recently at RBS, where she led a team responsible for reviewing customer complaints in relation to a strategic remediation project. Previously, she was Head of Enterprise Risk Reporting for the bank. She joined RBS from Moody’s Investors Service, where she held a number of analytical and managerial roles in the UK, the US and Singapore. Earlier in her career, she founded and managed The Paradigm Alliance, a consulting firm based in Sydney, Australia. She began her career in finance at The Chase Manhattan Bank. Kathryn served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Fes, Morocco.

    Kathryn holds a BA from Bryn Mawr College and an MA from Georgetown University, both of the US. 

  • Rachael Johnson, Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance, ACCA

    Rachael is Head of Risk Management and Corporate Governance in ACCA's Professional Insights team, where she advocates and creates thought leadership content on a range of topics within risk management, sustainable finance, regulation, and corporate governance. She also is the secretariat of ACCA’s Global Forum for Governance, Risk and Performance.


  • Andrew Stalmanis, Treasurer of Bibby Financial Services

    Andy has a held a range of risk management, treasury and finance positions and sat on the Board of Greater London Mutual as a Trustee Director.  He is currently Treasurer of Bibby Financial Services group, a non-bank financial services institution that specialises in asset finance.  

    More recent positions held include: Interim Treasurer of Pepper Money, a mortgage lender, CFO of a FinTech., Director of Treasury and Model Risk at TSB from 2011 to 2017 where he built financial risk management capabilities ahead of the successful IPO.  

    Prior to this he held a range of Risk and Finance roles in Lloyds Banking Group, including Risk Director for Group Corporate Treasury and Head of Market Risk.  He also worked for Price Waterhouse in New York and London, having trained with Ernst &Young in Leeds.   

    He is an ACA, AMCT and has a chemistry degree from Oxford University.  

  • Simon Rose FCCA, Group Head of Internal Audit & Risk at Wates Group

    Simon is a Chartered Certified Accountant with over 25 years international senior leadership experience. He has worked in many sectors globally including Media, IT, Telecommunications and Pharmaceuticals. This has included risk, assurance and operational finance roles where he has developed leading risk and assurance programmes. Simon is currently group head of Internal Audit and Risk at the Wates Group, one of the UK’s leading property services, development and construction businesses.

  • John Lelliot OBE, Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee at both The Environment Agency and at The Covent Garden Market Authority

    An independent director, John retired from The Crown Estate in September 2016 where he held the position of Finance Director. A Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committees’ of The Environment Agency and The Covent Garden Market Authority. Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Finance Committee of Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch NHS Foundation Trust. 

    Chair of The Natural Capital Coalition from July 2016 to July 2019, now a Board Member of the Capitals Coalition. Member of HRH The Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Advisory Council and is an International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) ambassador. Member of Project Advisory Panel to support International Audit and Accounting Standards Board (IAASB) project on extended areas of reporting.

  • Nick Nicolaou FCCA, Experienced Internal Audit, Risk & Compliance Monitoring professional and NED

    Nick is a qualified FCCA, NED and spent most of his career, in the internal audit, risk and compliance monitoring space. Reporting to Audit and/or Risk committees and Boards, he is multi sector (including FS since 2010) and culture sensitive, covering mandates in over thirty countries.


This event is in partnership with The Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)