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) 2. Risk appetite 3. Assurance frameworks 4. Stakeholder alignment 1. Disruption (Strategic risk) “Operational risk […]
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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 research. In addition the ASX Corporate Governance Council issued the […]
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. Project Emu […]
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 it difficult to determine what’s really important, if anything. At first […]
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 cutting2. Defending existing budgets 3. Reshaping the audit program […]
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 […]
“Use caution with Forrester Waves and Gartner Magic Quadrants.” Leading GRC Analyst. In 2008 I wrote a piece for Risk Management Magazine called GRC – The Great Risk Con. The article went on to make a number of controversial comments ranging from an inference which suggested that anyone who uses the GRC term may not know what they’re […]
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 figured […]
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 cases is simple — the conditions changed […]
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 professionals. After […]