Liz Sandwith of the Chartered IIA on Speaking Up, Being Brave, and Gaining Respect

Join Richard Chambers for a new episode of his Agents of Change video series, featuring conversations with internal audit leaders from some of the world’s most prominent organizations about innovation in the profession.

In this episode, Richard sits down with Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practice Advisor at the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and Managing Partner at Sandwith Internal Audit Services, to discuss her calls to action for internal audit to earn the respect of the business, including:

  • Speak Up: we fought for a seat at the top table, but CAEs must use their voice to contribute to the organization’s success.

  • Step Up: in a crisis, internal audit must take action to help the business — there’s no point in being independent in an org that no longer exists.

  • Be Honest: new risks highlight gaps that internal audit will need to upskill for — be forthright about your abilities and your plans to address needs.

  • Be Brave: have the tough conversations about risks we see coming and potential impacts on organizational sustainability.

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