Todd Davies & Associates

Audit and risk transformation since 2007

Todd Davies and Associates helps organisations to get their risk and assurance activities humming. We help leaders to get greater clarity on what’s required and help them to diagnose, set direction and build capability.

We work from the perspective of the audit and risk committee chair to make sure that the committee’s work program and the work that supports it hits the mark.

For us this means the program is targeted, relevant, efficient and effective. It also means the team delivering the work is up to the challenges that the organisation and its stakeholders are facing.

When to use us

People hire us when they have one of the following problems:

  • The audit and risk product isn’t hitting expectations

  • The audit and risk committee dynamics are not where they need to be

  • They want to know where they’re at

  • They want to solve a delivery or capability problem

  • They want to build capability, including leadership

  • They want clarity on what to do and if investment is required

  • They want a conflict-free diagnostic or intervention to solve a delivery problem.

  • Leading organisations also use us to clarify their thinking and stay ahead of the curve.

    Clients also use us for thinking and change support that can't readily be delegated or outsourced.

    How we work

    TDA helps those charged with leadership of these areas to sharpen their focus, build capability and clear obstacles.

    We normally work through bite size projects, interventions and support so that budget isn't an obstacle to getting a result.

    We typically do this by working with the leaders of the various streams to help achieve clarity and uplift, and to make those changes stick.

    Our typical pathway starts with a diagnostic to set priorities or a bite size project to solve a problem or work out the best way to do so.

    Once projects are completed then we provide support as required. This may take the form of a plan, small project or a role as sounding board or mentor.

    How we can help

    Our typical entry point with a new client is to define or solve a problem. This can range from "Why is this not working?" through to "What does great look like?" We relish these sort of questions as it helps to get to the crux of what matters.

    The first step starts with a 15 minute phone call with Todd. You can book one using the calendly system below, or call Rhia to make an appointment on 02 9043 1719 or email us here.

    Why TDA?

    Todd Davies is respected internationally for his expertise in audit and risk best practice.

    Todd also chairs and acts as an expert independent member of the audit and risk committees of high profile complex organisations and acts as an expert advisor to standard setters and regulators around Australia and abroad.

    Since 2007 TDA has helped clients to define and implement best practices and achieve step change in what they do.

    Our work ranges from interventions and support with small clients with constrained budgets through to transformation support and acting as a sounding board to the chief auditors and chief risk officers of Australia's best known companies and brands including those listed below.

    This unique combination allows us to have a great feel for where things are going and a deep understanding that can only come after being in those roles. This allows us to cut through the noise in the market to focus on the things that really matter and will make a difference.

    Conflict free support

    Todd Davies & Associates was the first niche business in Australia exclusively focused on building world class capability in risk and assurance.

    We have an agile business model which brings the right expertise to bear or makes relevant introductions when required.

    We are not vendor aligned and have no interest in generating commissions or selling big projects. This means our clients and their organisations come first every time and that we're aligned with their success.


    If you are seeking someone that will fundamentally and positively transform your risk, audit and governance processes and functions I can think of no better person than Todd.

    Experienced chief auditor and chief risk officer of some of Australia's biggest organisations

    People who like what we do really like what we do. Click here to read some incredible comments about our work from people we respect greatly.

    While you’re here - The exclusive newsletter that leaders read

    The Davies Report gives a window into our latest thinking and practice. It comes out around 4-6 times a year that summaries what we’re up to, what we’re seeing in the market and thoughts and provocations on what’s possible and what’s required in the near term.

    It’s our free offer and very well received by regulators and risk and assurance leaders. Places are limited to 1000 free subscribers. You can subscribe and get the latest edition here.

    Book a 15 minute discussion with Todd

    Things move quickly when we talk. Please book a time for an exploratory discussion with Todd using the links below or contact us via the office.