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Bupa’s head of internal audit joins CIIA

Liz Sandwith joins Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors after five years with Bupa

BUPA’S head of internal audit and operations Liz Sandwith has joined the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors after five years with the healthcare group.

During her spell at Bupa, Sandwith (pictured) held several roles including head of assurance, risk and compliance and head of internal audit and operations. In her new role, she will be responsible for advising and representing the institute on all matters relating to the professional practice of internal audit; on ensuring quality standards; and on technical issues. She will also be technical advisor to the institute’s external quality assessment service.

Sandwith first qualified as an internal auditor in 1991. Prior to joining Bupa, she spent 13 years as head of internal audit at Channel 5. She has also worked with the information commissioner’s office and the electoral commission, as well as advising a number of local authorities on internal audit and risk management issues. Sandwith served as president of the Institute of Internal Auditors between 2000 and 2001.

Sandwith said: “I have always and continue to be a keen supporter of the Institute and am thrilled to be joining them. I am looking forward to helping support and develop the internal audit profession, and to promoting its role and value to organisations.”

“I have a particular interest in issues surrounding organisational culture and will be seeking to take views from members and other stakeholders on the role that internal audit can and should play in providing assurance to boards and audit committees on that front. Management must ensure that culture is appropriate to deliver an organisation’s objectives and mitigate its risks.”

Policy and external relations director at the institute Alisdair McIntosh said: “I am delighted that Liz is joining the team. Liz brings both a wealth of experience and a passion for improving practice. Her advice and support will be invaluable to our work to support and develop the profession and raise its profile and standing.”

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