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High Impact Internal Audit Leadership 

Today’s chief audit executives and internal audit managers need to work closely with business leaders, boards, peers and their audit teams. Stakeholder management and influencing skills are becoming as important as managing a team. 


This course will focus on the challenges and opportunities internal audit leaders face and show you how you can make a contribution at a strategic level, clearly adding value and also enhancing productivity in the audit process. This session will help you improve your awareness and skills and help you become a better internal audit leader. 


Upon completion you will be able to: 

  • know what it really takes to be an effective internal audit leader 

  • understand how to make an effective and valuable contribution at a strategic level and towards overall business success

  • be clear about how your internal audit function’s role is defined and how it fits into the ‘assurance jigsaw’ thereby affecting your key leadership priorities 

  • gain a clear understanding of practical ways to manage key relationships with the audit committee, senior management and peers 

  • develop a clear sense of what it really means to add value and deliver insight, as well as good practices in relation to your team’s efficiency and productivity 

  • identify key priorities for you and your department to help maximise your contribution to your organisation. 


Course Programme 

A blend of theoretical, technical, discursive and practical approaches covering: 

  • leadership, management and risk-based planning

  • risk management in the internal audit function 

  • managing internal audit resources 

  • managing the internal audit engagement process 

  • marketing internal audit and effective stakeholder relations 

  • delivering added value and insight

  • getting the best from your quality assurance and improvement programme 

John Chesshire 

John Chesshire, CFIIA, QIAL, CIA, CISA, has over 22 years' experience working in the internal audit, risk management, business improvement and governance fields. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute in the UK, is an Independent Internal Audit Committee Chair and has recently been Chief Assurance Officer for the States of Guernsey. 


He has delivered many well-received courses to several European Institutes of Internal Auditors and his other recent clients include FTSE listed companies, multinationals, central and local government, law enforcement, international charities, professional services companies, and international organisation such as NATO, the OECD and UN Agencies. 


He is a principal examiner for the Institute of Risk Management and has been a visiting lecturer in the Governance and Assurance Hub at Birmingham City University. He loves internal audit and particularly enjoys working in new and emerging areas of assurance interest.



John Chesshire


Day : 03/10/2022

09.00 - 16.00 (with 30min lunch break)

CPE Credits



Member 475 EUR 

Non-member 550 EUR






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