Audit and Risk Committees

Gain the tools to succeed in working with audit and/or risk committees, focusing on the board’s objectives and the optimisation of committee performance.

8 CPD points

We’ll introduce committee requirements and formalities, while offering the opportunity to engage in interactive sessions with current audit and risk committee chairs. You will get an insight to real, first-hand experience specific to the audit and risk committee environment.

Course/workshop category: Focused short course

Duration: One day, 8.30 am – 5.00 pm

Content covered

  • Recent trends
  • Establishing an audit and/or risk committee
  • Roles, responsibilities and leading practices
  • Risk management policies
  • Risk appetite

Who should attend?
Directors with at least one year’s experience working on a board or senior executives with at least one year’s experience working with a board (for example as a CEO, CFO, or managing director). As a pre-requisite you should complete Finance Essentials or have an equal or greater level of experience in the area of finance.


Members: $920 incl GST
Non-members: $1,155 incl GST

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“The content is up-to-date and relevant. The opportunity to have group discussions enables attendees to learn from others’ successes and failures.” – testimonial from an Audit and Risk Committees attendee.

Our facilitators

Audit and Risk Committees facilitators include:

  • David Sutton MInstD

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    David is a Partner at KPMG in Auckland and leads Governance and Risk services nationally.  He works with a wide range of Boards and organisations in an advisor capacity across a number of sectors.  David has been a key facilitator for the Institute of Directors and supports the Company Directors Course, Audit & Risk Committees Course, and Risk Essentials.  From a governance perspective he has held a number of Director roles.  Before KPMG, David led the Risk, Internal Audit, and Compliance teams at Telecom for five years reporting directly to the Board.  Prior to that, David was in a similar role with Fisher & Paykel Appliances where he was also the secretary to the Audit & Risk Committee.   He has also worked extensively overseas with Shell Corporation and Microsoft Corp.  David is a fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors of New Zealand and was New Zealand Internal Auditor of the Year in 2011.