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IIA NZ Heads of Internal Audit Interest Forum

9 April 2024
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room-North Wharf, Level 3, Room 3.4M3
ASB Head Office, 12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland Central
Delivery Method

IIA NZ Heads of Internal Audit Interest Forum

We are thrilled to announce the inaugural IIA NZ Heads of Internal Audit (IA) Interest forum event scheduled for 9 April. These events are specifically tailored for professionals occupying pivotal roles in internal auditing. It's important to emphasize that this forum is accessible to individuals currently holding either new or existing positions as Internal Audit Heads. While all IIA NZ members can attend these panel workshops (hybrid), the discussion will be focused at a senior level.


The IIA NZ Heads of IA Interest workshop is a forum designed to bring together professionals responsible for leading internal audit teams. This gathering is integral to elevate skills at this level, provide thought leadership, and discuss crucial topics at a senior level. These forums also align with the new Global IIA Executive Leadership Programme as a NZ initiative; therefore, we encourage anyone holding a position as an Audit Head to attend. This event will provide valuable opportunities to learn, network, and participate in discussions led by senior leaders in the Internal Auditor profession.

Who should attend?

We wish to emphasize that this event is tailored for senior IA professionals and Heads of Internal Auditors with significant longevity and experience in the profession. This platform has been designed where senior viewpoints can be shared amongst peers operating at that level.

Event Details:

Date: Tuesday 9 April 2024

Time: 3.00 - 4.30 pm (hybrid event - a Teams online link will be provided)

Room-North Wharf, Level 3, Room 3.4M3, ASB Head Office, 12 Jellicoe Street, Auckland Central

Host Sponsor: Melanie Toft, Chief Internal Auditor, Audit and Assurance, ASB

Panel: ASB General Manager A&A (Emma-Jayne Liddy) and ASB Head of Data Analytics and AI (Gagan Salgotra)

Topic: The Role of Internal Auditors in Climate and Sustainability


  • 2.45 pm: Registrations open. Sign-in sheet for CPE.
  • 3.00 - 3.30 pm: Light refreshment and networking
  • 3:30 - 4.30 pm Karakia, facilitated panel and audience discussion.
  • 4.30 pm: The event concludes.
This is a hybrid event.

Topic Summary:

Join us for an insightful discussion on the pivotal role of Internal Auditors in Climate and Sustainability. Delve into strategies, challenges, and best practices as internal auditors navigate this evolving landscape, ensuring organisations effectively address environmental and sustainability considerations. Explore the intersection of internal audit leadership and the growing importance of corporate responsibility in today's business environment. ASB General Manager A&A (Emma-Jayne Liddy) and ASB Head of Data Analytics and AI (Gagan Salgotra) will present on how ASB is approaching the role of Internal Audit in Climate and Sustainability.

They will describe their approach, tooling, and relationship with external auditors. ASB will share their Integrated Assurance Plan developed with Line 2, PwC, ASB's parent company CBA, and themselves.

The panel will then invite discussion on the interpretation of the role of IA in ESG and how other Heads of are interpreting it, as well as how other Boards are looking at the role of IA to guide them.

Registration Information:

Registrations for this event are through IIA NZ National Office. A light refreshment will be offered at the event.

Registrations are now open, and close on Tuesday 2 April 2024. Confirmation of attendance with further information will be sent to all attendees on Thursday 4 April 2024.

IIA NZ Members: $FREE

This is a closed IIA NZ member's event. A minimum attendance of 10 people applies for this event, with a maximum of 25 people.

Save the Dates for Future Events:

Tuesday 9 July 2024:

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (hybrid event) in Christchurch. Registrations open on 1 May 2024, and close on 2 July 2024.

Tuesday 8 October 2024:

3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (hybrid event) in Wellington. Registrations open on 1 August 2024, and close on 1 October 2024.

New Global IIA Executive Membership:

The series of IIA NZ workshops coincides with the new Executive Membership Programme recently launched by IIA Global. IIA NZ encourages all Internal Audit Heads or if you are in a senior position to explore and join the IIA Global Executive Membership. Please be aware that this membership starts at $995US, in addition to the IIA NZ membership and is solely administered by IIA Global.

The IIA's Executive Membership offers access to essential relationships, roundtable discussions, professional development, and tailored resources for today's leaders.

For more information, please visit: [IIA Global Executive Membership]


Sponsor Acknowledgement: ASB

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Melanie Toft, Chief Internal Auditor of Audit and Assurance at ASB, for her invaluable support and collaboration in bringing this new initiative to fruition. ASB's commitment to fostering professional development and thought leadership within the internal audit community is truly commendable. Melanie Toft's dedication to advancing the industry and her contributions to this endeavour are deeply appreciated. We are honoured to have ASB as our sponsor host for the new Heads of IA Interest Forum and look forward to a fruitful collaboration that benefits professionals across the internal audit landscape.

We look forward to your participation and engagement in these enriching events.

IIA NZ Event Overview and Refund Policy: https://iianz.org.nz/Site/terms-and-conditions.aspx

If you require assistance with registering, please contact events@iianz.org.nz

ÏIA NZ Member: Attending in-person
IIA NZ Member: Attending online

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