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July 2014 Newsletter

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 […]

March 2014 newsletter

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 […]

End of year wrap / Project Emu

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 […]

Doing More with Less

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 […]

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 […]

GRC – The Great Risk Con revisited

“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 […]