Date Location
19 March 2020 Dubbo
26 March 2020 Sydney
7 April 2020 Wagga Wagga
12 June 2020 Sydney

This program is a partnership between LGNSW and the Institute of Internal Auditors.  The program will assist NSW councils to implement the new risk management and internal audit framework.

Office of Local Government is currently finalising a discussion paper proposing a mandatory risk management and internal audit framework.  It is being developed in close consultation with:

  • NSW Treasury
  • Department of Finance, Services & Innovation (DFSI)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • NSW Audit Office
  • Local Government Internal Audit Network Executive

Who should attend

  • Existing independent members of a committee
  • Councillors already on an audit committee or intending to be on one
  • Senior council staff – GM/CEO, CFO, directors who are already on a committee or intending to create a committee


  • Local Government Audit Committee
  • Formal requirements
  • Local Government Legislation
  • Meeting Procedures
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management
  • Improvement
  • Financial Statements
  • Managing the external audit relationship


The facilitator will use group discussions and council related case studies.



Experience -
  • Independent Chair Cumberland City Council ARIC
  • Independent Member Georges River, Liverpool, Blacktown, Wollongong, Wollondilly Councils ARICs
  • Independent Member, Moonee Valley Council (Victoria)
  • Independent Member, Service NSW ARC
  • Independent Member, Sydney Children’s Hospital Network ARC
  • Global Chair, Public Sector Internal Audit Guidance Committee, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Deputy Host Country Chair, International Conference, Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Recent President, Institute of Internal Auditors Australia
  • Ex Chief Executive, NSW Internal Audit Bureau (IAB)
  • Ex Assistant Auditor-General (Performance Audit)