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IIA NZ Lunch 'n' Learn

30 November 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Level 1, Chartered Accountants House, 50 Customhouse Quay,
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Registrations are now closed for this event. Thank you to all those who registered..

The IIA NZ Lunch 'n' Learn Monthly Luncheon serves as a platform for professionals in the field of risk management, internal auditing, and related disciplines to come together, network, and gain valuable insights and knowledge from industry experts. The purpose of these luncheons is to foster collaboration, share best practices, networking opportunities and promote continuous professional development. This event is offered as a hybrid event. All are welcome.

Navigating Complexity: Internal Auditing in the Charity Sector

Speaker: Michelle Sharp, CEO, UNICEF Aotearoa

We are excited to welcome our distinguished speaker, Michelle Sharp, CEO, UNICEF Aotearoa to our IIA NZ Lunch n Learn November event.

Michelle Sharp's Bio: Michelle Sharp is driven by a dual commitment to business excellence and social change, with a personal mission to create a more inclusive society where no one is left behind. In December 2020, she assumed the role of CEO at UNICEF Aotearoa New Zealand, one of UNICEF's 33 National Committees, dedicated to raising funds for UNICEF's global emergency and development initiatives.

Before her tenure at UNICEF, Michelle served as the CEO of Kilmarnock Enterprises, a groundbreaking social enterprise that focuses on providing education, employment, and opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities. Over 11 years, her dedication to the nonprofit sector allowed her to leverage commercial excellence to showcase the value of individuals with intellectual disabilities to customers and the community.

Michelle's extensive career encompasses over 15 years in the Telecommunications sector, spanning both the UK and Aotearoa. Her roles included serving as Vodafone's Head of Digital Innovation and Head of South Island. She is recognized for her tireless efforts in promoting workplace and leadership diversity. She approaches overcoming barriers as an opportunity to drive meaningful change and is deeply committed to aiding marginalized individuals.

Michelle has held multiple directorships, including positions at Kilmarnock, Nutrient Rescue, and the Akina Foundation & BNZ. She is also a proud Edmund Hillary Fellow and the Treasurer of the Council of International Development. Diversity and inclusion are at the core of her endeavours, as she passionately strives to create transformative impact for people, the planet, and profit.

Topic: Navigating Complexity: Internal Auditing in the Charity Sector

Join us for a Lunch n Learn session featuring Michelle Sharp, CEO of UNICEF NZ, as she delves into the intricacies of managing an organization like UNICEF NZ, where the wellbeing of children and financial stewardship intersect within a charity environment. In this engaging talk, Michelle will shed light on the unique challenges and considerations involved in internal auditing and reporting for a charity organisation, highlighting the differences from traditional non-charity settings. With a deep passion for internal auditing, Michelle will showcase how it plays a pivotal role in enhancing the operations and impact of an organization like UNICEF NZ.

During this enlightening luncheon, we will explore the top three successes and challenges she faces in her distinguished career, providing invaluable insights into the unique world of internal auditing within charitable organizations. Don't miss this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and ethical considerations associated with auditing in the non-profit sector, and how it contributes to driving positive change. Join us for a stimulating exploration of the charity sector's internal auditing landscape, where success stories and challenges intersect to create meaningful impact.

The Luncheon event will also offer an excellent opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing among professionals in the field.

Online Networking: Prior to the commencement of the welcoming remarks and the speaker's presentation at 12:30 pm, we're organising a virtual lunch chat room session. You'll have the chance to engage with fellow online attendees and get into the networking spirit!

We will providing two separate Team meeting invites for your convenience. The first Team invite will connect you to the chat room lunch session, where you can interact with all the online participants over lunch. The second Team invite is reserved for the main speaker presentation and the ensuing Q&A session.

The online session link will be sent to online delegates the day prior, along with background material for the sessions registered.

In Person: We are delighted to announce that BDO will be our venue host sponsor for this month. We extend our heartfelt thanks to them for their support and enthusiasm for this partnership.

Registrations have now closed for this event.

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