Todd is a highly sought after speaker, facilitator and panellist in fields of business, risk, governance and internal audit.

He is a regular commentator on topics such as governance, assurance, emerging risk and resilience and makes an effort to stretch people’s thinking, help define leading practice and point out the ‘elephants in the room’ in these areas.

In addition to public sessions, Todd is regularly invited to lead discussions with executive teams to provoke their thinking on a range of topics relating to risk leadership, strategic risk, practice leadership and disruption.

Recent conference feedback

"Excellent - the best session I have attended today. Only wish it had been a double session!"   SOPAC

"Interesting case study and great insights."   SOPAC

"Great wealth of knowledge." Australian National Public Sector Governance Forum 

Recent conference presentations:

Audit 2030: A retrospective look from the future | CPA Congress 2015

Strategy partner – Internal audit’s role in delivering organisational strategy | SOPAC 2014

End of day wrap | Inaugural Audit & Risk Committee Forum | AICD / SOPAC 2014

Audit Committee expectations of internal audit | Report out from the sixth annual stakeholder expectations survey | SOPAC 2014 | Webinar replay (registration required)

Market trends / Outcompeting the competition | Private strategy session with a prominent risk solutions provider

Managing Risk in a Changing Environment | Private session

Working Effectively with Audit Committees | Private session with a mid-tier accounting firm

Risk Leadership | Private session with executive team of an ASX 100 company

Business Model Innovation | Australia Beyond Broadband Panel

Audit Committees - Public vs Private Sector | Asia Pacific Public Sector Forum panel, Canberra

The Convergence of Governance, Risk and Compliance | Chartered Secretaries Annual Corporate Update | Free download (4.1mB pdf, registration required)

Horizon auditing – Scenario planning for Black Swans
| IIA Asia Pacific Conference (SOPAC) | Free download (16mB pdf, registration required)

The Black Swan Myth Debunked | Corporate Risk Management – Strategic Resilience for Emerging Risks | Sydney

Best practices in public sector internal audit, audit committees and risk management | IIA Asia Pacific Conference (SOPAC)

New global risk standard – ISO 31000 | Interview with Michael Parkinson on the new global standard (available in streaming video)

Providing Internal Audit Opinions | National masterclass & webinar series – IIA-Australia

Understanding Strategic Risk | National masterclass series – IIA-Australia

Risk and Responsibility | Association of Heads of Australian University Colleges and Halls (AHAUCHI) national congress (available in streaming video)

Smashing Open the Addiction to Business as Usual | Bryant University / MA Chamber of Commerce (USA)

The Real Risks of Business as Usual | WA Water Strategy & Climate Change Resilient Futures Strategy Forum

Audit Opinions – Part of the process or optional extra | AICD National Public Sector Conference

Building a Good Audit Committee | SOPAC – IIA’s premier regional conference for Australia, South Pacific & Asia (with Jon Isaacs – prominent Audit Committe Chair)

Futurecasting | Mega trends for forecasting, strategy and risk in a rapidly changing world – ACL user’s forum

ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Revised Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations | Intitute of Internal Auditors Canberra Chapter

Internal audit as a change agent | ICAA Business forum Victoria (CPE week, Melbourne)

From the Backroom to the Boardroom – a new horizon for Internal Audit | IIA Western Australian Internal Audit congress, Perth

Fundamental change in the Audit Profession… Where is it going, how will it affect you and what do you need to do about it? | NSW Internal Audit congresses, Sydney, Penrith (IIAA)

Corporate Governance and Risk Management for Not for Profits and NGOs | Australian Society of Association Executives, Sydney (AuSAE)

Pulse Radio – a case study in radical innovation | LQA Innovation program, Melbourne

Fundamental change in the Audit Profession… Where is it going, how will it affect you and what do you need to do about it? | Association of University Auditors (ACUA) Australian National Conference, Sydney.

To book Todd for a speaking engagement, contact Susan Pattison on (02) 9043 1719.

Academia & Education

Todd led and/or developed the majority of short courses and masterclasses for IIA Australia on complex and emerging areas from 2008-2010. These included:
  • Strategic risk

  • Mastering the new Principle 7 (Recognise and Manage Risk) of the Australian Stock Exchange Corporate Governance Principles & Recommendations

  • The new International Professional Practices Framework

  • Providing internal audit opinions

  • Technical & Regulatory updates


TDA continues to provide training, coaching and advice on a range of complex topics.  Please contact us engage TDA to help build capability in your team.