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Festive Greetings / End of year wrap

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

2012 Prophecy - The death of that great ponzi scheme - the industrial age

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
2012 is a year which comes up in a range of mythology as a period of great change. It seems everyone from the Mayans to the Mesoamericans and even Vishnu herself allude to a period of transition and renewal. Given my comments on black swans in the 2010 Christmas edition of this bulletin, I fig ... the full story

Failing to keep pace with change — the biggest risk of all

Tuesday, December 06, 2011
If you compare today’s stock exchange list with the same list from 10 years ago, you’ll see some big players missing. Some collapsed. Some lost relevance. Some lost value, and were gobbled up before their market value could be regained. The single thread in nearly all of these  ... the full story

Risk management – part of the problem or part of the solution?

Thursday, September 01, 2011
Todd Davies asks if a changing environment is a new norm – and explains how risk professionals can cope. Change is happening at a greater scale than ever before. We see it every day. This creates great uncertainty for the organisations that we serve, and should be a boon for us as risk pr ... the full story

Could internal audit have prevented the News Corp Scandal?

Monday, August 01, 2011
Viewpoint Could the internal audit team at News Corp have identified and clamped down on the illegal activities of their journalists? Todd Davies doesn’t think so. The News of the World scandal is causing ripple effects around the world, with commentators in Australia and abroad beginn ... the full story

Strategic Risk Management?

Friday, July 01, 2011
Opinion I’ve been deleting the word strategic from a lot of documents lately. And it’s assisting immensely. You see I’ve got this idea that the more times a person uses the word strategic, the more likely it is that the person is puffing or bluffing. In the risk and ... the full story