Internal audit network panel
This page contains all you need to know about your Internal Audit network including relevant contacts.
Neville de Spretter FCCA, Independent Consultant
As an FCCA who has held senior internal audit and risk management roles in global companies, and today as an internal audit consultant working with clients from all sectors, Neville finds it immensely satisfying to be able to put his ACCA qualification, skills and experience to use as a Panel Member - both to support a professional body that he’s passionate about, and to make a difference to a cause he cares about. It’s a bonus to meet new and interesting people, with great ideas from diverse backgrounds. The involvement, development and networking on the Panel always enriches his perspectives.
Sarah Pumfrett FCCA, Independent Consultant
Sarah Pumfrett found her career in internal audit by accident. Over the past two decades, she has worked for Local Government, the oil industry and practice and is currently taking a short career break before tackling her next challenge. She got involved with ACCA Internal Audit Panel to build the links between her two chartered bodies following the original signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between IIA and ACCA and also to represent the ACCA internal auditors working outside of London and the South East. She finds the thought leadership and team-working shown by ACCA Panel Members to be exceptional.
Samantha Berry FCCA
Sam is an experienced Risk and Internal Audit professional working in large, global organisations across a number of sectors. She currently works for NHS Property Services Ltd as their Head of Financial Risk and Governance but has also recent experience working for Lloyds Banking Group as well as a multinational law firm as Head of Risk and Audit. She is enthusiastic and passionate about the value that Risk and Internal Audit can bring to organisations and is keen to help shape the direction which the function and ACCA members can take internal audit forward.
Lee Glover FCCA
Lee is an experienced internal audit professional who leads the internal audit arm of Haines Watts Chartered Accountants. He has significant non-executive experience including Board Chairman and Chairman of Audit & Risk Commitee roles. Lee is passionate about internal audit and uses his mix of in-house, out-sourced, multi-sector and client side experience to deliver an internal audit service to his clients which meets their assurance needs and reflects the wider remit to ‘consult’, ‘add value’ and ‘improve’ his clients’ operations. He brings the same to the Panel.
Zoe Holroyd ACCA
Zoe is a Risk Officer at Allianz Partners and was originally a student representative on the Panel. Upon reaching membership of ACCA, she was elected onto the Panel and provides insight into the risk function in the insurance sector
Claire Pretty FCCA
Claire has worked as an Internal Auditor in practice and industry for sixteen years. She qualified whilst working for Deloitte and is currently working within the Rail industry as the Head of Business Assurance and Risk at Arriva Rail London. She is proud to be a member of the Internal Audit Network and share her knowledge and learn from the experience of others. Being on Panel provides an excellent opportunity to participate actively in the discourse around internal audit within ACCA.
Sonia Shah FCCA
Sonia is a highly experienced Financial Services professional working with a range of Boards and Senior Management in Financial Service firms. She has been involved in developing risk, conduct, culture and Board governance frameworks. Sonia is a key contributor to the panel. She sees internal audit as a critical function and contributor in the world where technology is constantly evolving combined with regulatory changes. The panel has enabled her to meet professionals who share her passion and works collaboratively with them on developing the profession with a business-savy mindset of skills that can be transferred on upward roles in firms.
James Crockett FCCA
James Crockett is an Internal Audit Senior Manager at Invesco, a global investment management firm. James remains drawn to the Internal Audit panel for two reasons - firstly to promote the profession, and in doing so shake off common misconceptions. Internal Audit should be viewed as strategically placed, forward thinking and pragmatic. Secondly, to support the profession by responding to its members requests, whether that be through contributing towards events or articles. In return James has broadened his horizons by engaging with people from other industries, and worked through common problems to understand how challenges were surmounted elsewhere.
Join around 1,500 other members across the UK, working in areas as diverse as banking, utilities, health, IT/communications, insurance/investment, local and national government, manufacturing, industry, engineering and retail.
The Internal Audit Network supports you in a variety of ways:
We publish an e-bulletin three times each year, which is automatically emailed to you. This contains news and features on the key issues affecting the internal audit sector, as well as the latest news on relevant ACCA activities, publications and events. You can read the most recent edition in our Internal Audit hub.
Internal audit hub
A valuable resource for anyone wanting to learn about internal audit, improve their technique or undertake CPD, the Hub can also help with internal audit trainees. Designed to supplement the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, you’ll find lots of interesting articles, guides and webcasts of previous events, as well as sections on Auditing Specific Risks and Auditing in Different Industries.
We also run an annual programme of free webinars. More information about upcoming live webinars and webinars available on demand can be found in the Internal Audit hub.
ACCA UK also organises an annual internal audit conference which will take place on 16 May 2019 in Birmingham with a theme of Collaborative Independence. Email our Professional Courses team for more information.
To find out what’s happening in your sector-specific network and surrounding areas, please search our resource finder for networking events near you.
Got a question? Please email the member networks manager and don’t forget to follow @ACCACPD_Events on Twitter for all the latest news and information on CPD and events.