Ten Questions Directors Should Ask About Internal Audit

Ten questions directors should ask about internal audit  will explore the responsibilities of directors in overseeing the internal audit function in an environment of increased expectations. This forum will address the increasing number and complexity of risks facing organizations, and will focus on how internal audit must adapt its role in order to “build value” while helping to mitigate these risks. The fundamental question of whether a particular organization should have an internal audit function is explored up front. The forum can also be used by management and members of the internal audit community to guide their discussions and prepare for interaction with their boards.
Kelly Dorin, CPA, CA, CIA, CFE, CCSA, CRMA, CSXF, manages the internal audit function at the University of Victoria. Kelly has extensive experience in accounting, audit, fraud investigations, data analytics and risk management. Kelly's experience includes establishing an Internal Audit function at BC Assessment Authority, and serving as the Internal Audit Manager responsible for a wide range of audit portfolios in the BC government. Kelly has served two terms as President of the Victoria Chartered Accountants Association, and one term as President of Vancouver Island's Institute of Internal Auditors.

Peter Blake, FCPA, FCA, is an accomplished business leader who enjoyed a successful career with Ritchie Bros Auctioneers as both its CFO and CEO and board member during his 23 years at the company and with WesternOne Inc.’s as its Chief Executive Officer for the past 4 years. He also sits on the corporate boards of both FortisBC (including its Audit Committee) and Nurse Next Door Home Care Services. His earlier career was spent primarily with KPMG as a Chartered Accountant and in 2013 was awarded a fellowship as a FCPA, FCA. In 2012, he received the BCIT Distinguished Alumni Award. He currently serves as Chair of the board of West Point Grey Academy, as a board member of Junior Achievement of BC and Adam’s Apples Foundation, and as a cabinet member for both the BCIT Inspire capital campaign and the BC Business Laureates Hall of Fame Gala. His past philanthropic involvement includes board positions at BCIT Foundation and BC Women’s Hospital Foundation.
Elizabeth (Libby) MacRae, CGAP, was the principal author of the Internal Audit Foundation’s publication Internal Audit Capability Model for the Public Sector. She was the Chief Audit Executive at three federal government departments (House of Commons, Canadian International Development Agency, and Natural Resources). She is currently the Chairperson of the Audit Advisory Committee of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.


February 21, 2019

11:30 to 12:00 pm
12:00 to 12:20 pm
12:20 to 1:30 pm

Location | Lieu:

Centennial Ballroom
The Union Club of BC
805 Gordon Street
Victoria, BC

CEUs | CFCs:


Price | Prix :

Member: $45 +tax
Non-member: $60 +tax

Organizer | Organisateur:

British Columbia Chapter

Contact | Contacter:

Shirley Yule

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