21 episodes

Inside the Auditorium unlocks the secrets of success in the internal audit profession. Hosted by Hazel Rowe, this podcast aims to spotlight big names and influencers within this industry, delving into their passion for the role and uncovering what makes their teams and organisations extraordinary places to work.

We bring you closer to the inspiring stories of industry giants and influencers who share their passion, insight and advice.

Inside the Auditorium Eames Group

    • Business

Inside the Auditorium unlocks the secrets of success in the internal audit profession. Hosted by Hazel Rowe, this podcast aims to spotlight big names and influencers within this industry, delving into their passion for the role and uncovering what makes their teams and organisations extraordinary places to work.

We bring you closer to the inspiring stories of industry giants and influencers who share their passion, insight and advice.

    Episode 10: Sally Gaudion, Chief Internal Audit Officer

    Episode 10: Sally Gaudion, Chief Internal Audit Officer

    In episode ten of Inside the Auditorium, I speak to Sally Gaudion, Chief Internal Audit Officer at Nottingham Building Society, and we discuss her career journey, the importance of embracing change and taking on new opportunities and being a role model to others.  
     
    This episode explores: 
    The power of supportive employers: Sally emphasises the importance of having supportive employers, and how a trusting work environment is crucial for mothers returning to work after parental leave. Being a role model: Reflecting on her journey, Sally highlights the significance of being a role model for others. Whether by intention or accident, she stresses the importance of challenging perceived limitations and striving for excellence, paving the way for future generations of female leaders in audit. Adapting and managing change: Sally reinforces the importance of embracing change and viewing it as an opportunity for growth. Whether it's organisational shifts or personal transitions, she advocates for a positive approach to change, highlighting its transformative impact on individuals, teams, and organisations. 
    Don’t miss this episode as Sally shares her journey, practical advice, and insights on building a successful career in internal audit. 
    Note: The views expressed by Sally are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

    • 34 min
    Episode 9: Janette Taylor, Head of Professional Practices - Internal Audit

    Episode 9: Janette Taylor, Head of Professional Practices - Internal Audit

    On the ninth episode of Inside the Auditorium, I speak to Janette Taylor, Head of Professional Practices - Internal Audit at Santander UK, and we discuss her journey from retail banking into internal audit roles, the purpose of professional practices in a bank and the skills required for the role, as well as advice for women within the profession. 
     
    This episode explores:  
     
    Passion for internal audit: Janette shares what’s kept her in internal audit and her true passion for the industry. She emphasises the privilege of gaining deep insights into diverse aspects of business operations, a perspective unique to auditors. The value of professional practices: Professional practices in a bank involve developing audit methodology, providing training and support to auditors, and ensuring that auditors deliver the right level of quality assurance.  Giving back to the audit community: As a member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and the banking and financial services sector advisory panel, Janette discusses giving back to the audit community through volunteering opportunities including feedback advice, training, engaging in valuable networking, to name just a few. 
     
    Don’t miss this episode, as it promises to inspire and empower internal audit professionals, providing valuable insights into the evolving landscape of the industry. 
     
    Note: The views expressed by Janette are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

    • 35 min
    Episode 8: Gabby Beaver, Chief Auditor for Quality Assurance

    Episode 8: Gabby Beaver, Chief Auditor for Quality Assurance

    Dive deep into the world of audit with an inspiring leader in our newest episode of Inside the Auditorium featuring Gabby Beaver, Chief Auditor for Quality Assurance at Citi.  
    This episode explores:  
    Continuous learning and evolution: Gabby emphasises the importance of embracing a mindset of continuous learning and adaptation, drawing from her own experience of starting her career in technology. She reminds us that no one knows everything from day one; it's through investing in learning, both through formal education and on-the-job experiences, that we build our skill sets and advance in our careers. Setting a strong vision: Discussing effective leadership, Gabby stresses the significance of setting a strong vision for your organisation and aligning the entire team behind it. In today's rapidly changing world, adaptability, innovation, and a commitment to customers, clients, and employees are essential for success.  The value of quality assurance: Gabby sheds light on the forward-looking nature of audit roles. It's not just about assessing the present; it's about anticipating future risks and ensuring organisational resilience. Quality assurance isn't just a role—it's a mindset. Gabby's insights shed light on the valuable skill set involved in quality assurance roles, offering a breadth and depth of exposure that facilitates learning and growth. 
     
    Don't miss out on this enriching conversation with Gabby as she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience in the audit profession. 
    Enjoy! 
    Note: The views expressed by Gabby are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

    • 48 min
    Episode 7: Alex Gibbons, Head of Internal Audit

    Episode 7: Alex Gibbons, Head of Internal Audit

    In episode seven we discuss innovation and technology in internal audit with our next guest Alex Gibbons, Head of Internal Audit at HSBC Innovation Banking. We discuss being at the forefront of regulation and innovation and the role of internal audit in facilitating change and improvement within organisations. 
    This episode explores: 
    Market outlook for innovation: Alex shares valuable insights into the rapidly evolving landscape of AI, cyber, and information security. With a focus on governance and regulation, she sheds light on the importance of staying ahead in these critical areas. The role of an audit professional: Discover why being in internal audit is akin to being a VIP with access to all areas of an organisation. Alex emphasises the role of audit professionals as catalysts for change, facilitators for solutions, and key stakeholders in driving organisational success. Building impactful teams and strategies: Learn from Alex's experience in founding and leading teams, navigating challenges, and driving impactful strategies. She highlights the dynamic nature of internal audit and the creative opportunities it presents for making a real difference in the business landscape. 
    Enjoy!  
    Note: The views expressed by Alex are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

    • 38 min
    Episode 6: Emilia Antevska, Quality Assurance Lead

    Episode 6: Emilia Antevska, Quality Assurance Lead

    In episode six of Inside the Auditorium, I welcome Emilia Antevska, Quality Assurance Lead at Northern Trust. We discuss Emilia’s personal experiences of being a woman in audit and navigating her career from Macedonia to the UK. 
     
    This episode explores: 
     
    Empowering leadership: Emilia highlights the importance of putting teams first and fostering a culture of growth and accountability. She emphasises that every auditor is a leader in their own right, making impactful contributions through their interactions with stakeholders and observations. Attracting women to audit: Emilia discusses strategies to attract more women, especially those from tech backgrounds, into the field of auditing. By shedding light on the diverse opportunities and continuous learning experiences that auditing offers, she aims to encourage more women to consider this profession. The value of auditing: Gain an insight into Emilia’s genuine love for auditing and the satisfaction she derives from helping businesses better manage their risks and achieve their objectives. Her passion for adding value to organisations underscores the significance of auditing in today's business landscape. 
     
    Don't miss this episode packed full of key insights from Emilia's wealth of experience in the world of audit. 
     
    Enjoy!  
    Note: The views expressed by Emilia are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

    • 41 min
    Episode 5: Brooke Yang, Head of Audit

    Episode 5: Brooke Yang, Head of Audit

    Prepare to be inspired by our upcoming episode of Inside the Auditorium Podcast featuring Brooke Yang, Head of Audit - Models, at Lloyd's Banking Group. Join us as Brooke shares invaluable insights into the world of internal audit, with a focus on empowering women and attracting diverse talent to the profession.  
    Breaking Barriers: Brooke Yang discusses why internal audit is a prime area for women to build their careers. She highlights essential skills such as attention to detail, empathy, and effective communication that are often associated with women. Explore how internal audit offers a supportive environment with greater representation of women in senior leadership, providing a clear pathway for career progression. Attracting and Retaining Female Talent: Discover strategies for attracting and retaining women and younger females in internal audit. Brooke emphasizes the importance of flexible working arrangements to accommodate personal circumstances. She also discusses the significance of diverse representation in leadership, effective network programs, and access to mentors to help women overcome hurdles and enhance their skills and confidence. Navigating Model Risk in Internal Audit: Explore the complexities of model risk within internal audit with Brooke Yang. Gain insights into the qualifications and skills required for roles in model risk auditing. Understand the importance of a diverse skill set, including technical expertise in model development and validation, along with soft skills such as communication and stakeholder management. 
    Don't miss this enlightening episode featuring Brooke Yang! Subscribe to Inside the Auditorium Podcast now to stay informed and inspired in the world of internal audit.  
    Note: The views expressed by Brooke are her own and do not necessarily reflect those of her employer. 

    • 27 min

Top Podcasts In Business

The Ramsey Show
Ramsey Network
REAL AF with Andy Frisella
Andy Frisella #100to0
Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin
Money News Network
Young and Profiting with Hala Taha
Hala Taha | YAP Media Network
The Money Mondays
Dan Fleyshman
The Diary Of A CEO with Steven Bartlett
DOAC