ACT Linking Risk and Internal Audit Panel - Canberra ACT

5:30pm Monday, 17 June 2019
7:00pm Monday, 17 June 2019
Chapter Event

The Risk Management Institute of Australasia (RMIA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) jointly welcome you to an exciting panel session on: Linking risk management and internal audit.

Our four panel members have a wide-ranging background in both risk and assurance roles:

·       Greg Hollyman, Chief Internal Auditor, National Disability Insurance Agency

·       Cassandra Koch, Principal Consultant, Callida Consulting

·       Alex Lu, Risk and Compliance Manager, Airservices Australia

·       Andrew Cox, Technical Manager, Institute of Internal Auditors

Our panel members will each speak for five minutes and then there will be the chance to explore questions and topics with the audience such as:

·       What is the relationship between risk and internal audit / assurance?

·       Pros and cons of a strong linkage between risk management and internal audit / assurance?

·       How do we move away from a ‘tick the box’ approach to incorporating risk into audits?

·       How does audit / assurance help with improving your organisation’s risk culture?

·       Using risk management and audit / assurance to improve control effectiveness.

·       Should internal audit and risk management be co-located in one organisational unit? 

There will be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions of our expert panel on the day, but if you have any suggestions, please feel free to send them to our organisers: Dannya Hu ( and Narelle Sheppard (

Event Details:

Venue: TBC

Date: Monday 17 June 2019

Time: 5:30pm - 7 pm


RMIA Members: Free (please register for this event to receive your RMIA member discount - remember to login to your account!)

Non Members: $50


Greg Hollyman

Greg has over 20 years’ experience in developing, implementing, transforming and leading internal audit functions for large organisations in various industries in both the public and private sector in Australia and South Africa. Greg is currently the Chief Internal Auditor for the National Disability Insurance Agency as well as an independent audit committee member.  He is a national board member and professional fellow (PFIIA) of IIA Australia and holds numerous professional certifications and qualifications including the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) and Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). He has held various leadership positions within the IIA internationally including Chairman of IIA Global’s Institute Relations Committee, Chairman of the Global Public Sector Committee and President of IIA South Africa.

Cassandra Koch

Cassandra recently joined Callida Consulting after a 30-year career in senior and executive Australian public sector roles, including leading the risk and assurance section within the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. Cassandra brings a unique blend of exceptional delivery and quality relationship competencies which enable her to bridge gaps in strategic intent and operational outcomes from both performance and behavioural perspectives.

Andrew Cox

Andrew is a corporate governance professional with extensive experience in governance, audit and risk management. He works for the Institute of Internal Auditors–Australia where he is the technical manager and runs the IIA–Australia consulting business. He has managed internal audit functions over his career including senior executive roles as National Manager of Internal Audit at Centrelink. and Director of Risk Management Services for the Northern Territory Government, a whole-of-Government bureau service.

Alex Lu

Alex Lu qualified Chartered Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, and is currently the Risk and Compliance Manager at Airservices Australia. He is accountable for designing and oversighting the Enterprise Risk Management approach under the Governance, Risk and Compliance framework. Prior to Airservices, Alex worked for PwC in an assurance capacity looking after numerous Commonwealth, State and private entities.


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Contact Information

For any inquiries, please contact Jess Williams on (02) 9095 2506 or