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Speaking at the IIA event in Cardiff

Platform 1 Recruitment Group

​I’ve been reflecting on the talk I gave on recruitment and retention at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) conference in Wales last week.

First of all, thank you to all the speakers who spoke on a variety of topics, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced data analytics, as well as the recently released Global IIA Standards, real-time assurance, and aligned assurance. Sandro Boeri then gave a fascinating talk about the future of the internal audit profession.

My presentation came immediately after Sandro’s — a tough act to follow.

I spoke about the evolution of recruitment, the state of the internal audit recruitment market, and the things YOU can do to maximise your chances of recruiting the right people into your teams. My closing point was that if you can’t attract, recruit, and retain the right people into the profession and into your teams, you will not be able to do any of the above, and the future of the profession will be a short one.

I am mindful that I have a bias that puts recruitment at the top of the agenda, but as someone with 20 years’ experience attracting people to and recruiting people into the internal audit profession, I genuinely believe that this topic is not one talked about enough!

If you missed my presentation and are interested in hearing what I’ve learned over the years that you can apply to your recruitment process, please reach out to

Thank you to Joshua Conneely for inviting me to speak and to the IIA for organising everything.