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The Davies Report - Spring 2016 edition - deep dives, hot seats, wet lettuce, fondue, bow ties and custard

Thursday, September 08, 2016
The Davies Report - Spring 2016 edition Welcome to Spring (southern hemisphere) Thanks for taking time out to read our seasonal update for Audit & Risk leaders. As usual this time of year comes on the back of audit committee season, annual reporting and all things to do with year end w ... the full story

The Davies Report - December 2015 Edition

Thursday, December 17, 2015
Seasons greetings! Thanks for taking time out to read our end of year wrap for Audit & Risk leaders. In this edition we’ll be giving you a quick summary of what we’ve been doing over the last six months, some of our thoughts and tips for 2016. In this edition: What we' ... the full story

Davies Report Bumper Edition - July 2015

Tuesday, July 07, 2015
Thanks for taking time to open our infrequent newsletter and our apologies for the long period between editions. There are a number of issues and trends that are hot in the risk and assurance space which we wanted to make you aware of. 1. New requirements kick in for listed companies (Princi ... the full story

July 2014 Newsletter

Sunday, August 03, 2014
Optimise your governance, risk and assurance. Get it humming. Current trends During this quarter we’ve been working around Australia across the private, government and not for profit sectors. Four key themes have come up for us in recent months. 1. Disruption (strategic risk) ... the full story

March 2014 newsletter

Monday, March 31, 2014
Welcome to our March newsletter. This has been an important week in internal audit and corporate governance in this part of the world. IIA’s SOPAC conference was held this week, bringing together leading thinkers locally and internationally and driving a flurry of new ideas and rese ... the full story

End of year wrap / Project Emu

Friday, December 20, 2013
Festive Greetings / Another Big Year As 2014 rolls to an end, I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest and support in what has been another big year for us at TDA. 2014 Highlights This has been a very big year for us. Here’s a few highlights.  ... the full story

Our take on the recent changes to the IIA Standards (free white paper)

Friday, November 16, 2012
Video: What you need to know about the changes in 90 seconds. This month the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) released their latest revisions to their global standards. These standards come into effect from 1 January 2013. Much has been written about these changes, making ... the full story

Doing More with Less

Monday, October 01, 2012
In this month's piece, we shift from our usual focus on risk and assurance effectiveness, to risk and assurance efficiency. In other words, how to do more with less. ** Snapshot Budget uncertainty and cost pressures remain widespread and are driving four common responses: 1. Cost cu ... the full story

End of year wrap

Friday, December 23, 2011
2011 was an amazing year for us and for our clients as we helped them get the most out of their risk and assurance functions. We gave advice to leading companies on their governance practices. We helped them make the case for an approach to integrated assurance. We saw through a categor ... the full story

GRC – The Great Risk Con revisited

Friday, December 23, 2011
“Use caution with Forrester Waves and Gartner Magic Quadrants.” Leading GRC Analyst. In 2008 I wrote a piece for Risk Management Magazine called (http://www.riskmagazine.com.au/article/governance-risk-and-compliance--the-great-risk-con-114845.aspx)GRC – The Great Risk  ... the full story