End of year wrap

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 category strategy for internal audit services for a major listed company which ultimately led to one of world’s largest tenders for internal audit services. We spent time with executive teams scanning for material business risks and the elusive black swans. We helped a leading company transition to an in-house internal audit team. We advised on audit, risk, self assessment and issues tracking software. We gave advice on how to structure audit & risk functions. We went through a full year’s cycle with five audit & risk committees.

It was an amazing year for the TDA team. Ralph Crook, Timothy Ong, James Quick, Matthew Ralph, Anthony Holland and Marissa Zamora joined the team at our offices in Kent Street in Sydney. We worked with amazing people from our expert panel – Tim Leech, Michael Rasmussen, Michael Fogel, Larry Quick as well as the teams from Emergination and Emergent Form. Our pool of alliance partners continues to grow.

And while doing all of this we managed to continue to give back professionally with a regular column and cover stories in Risk Management Magazine, on the editorial panels of Risk Management Today and IIA Australia’s Technical Newsletter, as well as giving talks with Telesis, Lexis Nexis, and squeezing in the occasional blog for good measure on our website and also with the Institute of Internal Auditor’s global flagship publication.

With a solid team now in place in Sydney and our Melbourne-based work continuing to grow, Todd and family will be moving to Melbourne early in 2012. He will continue to service our clients nationally with particular focus on Sydney and Melbourne.

2012 will also see a new website and expanded thought leadership publications and media available for our clients and subscribers.

We’re proud to be associated with some amazing people – our clients, associates, staff, suppliers, supporters and followers.

On behalf of the entire TDA team, we give our deepest thanks for your support during 2011 and look forward to working closely with you next year.

We wish you a safe and happy festive season for you and your families.

Festive greetings,

Todd, Sue, Dominic, Ralph, Tim, Matt, Anthony, Marissa and the extended TDA team