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Victoria Professional Development Course Program 2017
IIA-Australia has released the schedule of Professional Development courses for 2017. Please take a look through and let us know if you would like to register for any of these training courses.

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Victoria Chapter Councillor Bios

Chapter Chair: Tania Stegemann PFIIA CIA CCSA CRMA  
Tania has over 25 years experience in audit and accounting, with over 15 years specialising in internal audit. Her career has included senior financial and audit roles in government, public accounting and the corporate sector and spans a variety of industries including banking, mining, gaming and construction. Tania holds the position of Executive Audit Manager for Leighton Holdings Limited.  The Leighton Group is one of the world’s largest international contracting companies, active in the engineering, construction, contract mining and services industries.      
Early in her career, Tania spent 10 years working for the “Big 4” accounting firms, completing her Chartered Accounting qualification and a Master of Commerce.  She is a Certified Internal Auditor, holds a Certification in Control Self-Assessment, is an accredited Internal Audit Quality Assessor, as well as a Fellow Chartered Accountant.  

Tania is passionate about the development of world class internal auditing and has been involved with the Institute of Internal Auditors at a state, national and global level for many years. She is currently the Victorian Chapter Chair as well as the Australian representative on the IIA’s Global Committee of Research and Education Advisors.

Judith Charlton MIIA(Aust)    
Judith Charlton is a senior audit professional with over 20 years internal audit experience across a variety of organisations and sectors, including financial services, education and health. Judith became a member of the Victorian Chapter Council in 2013 and was elected Chapter Chair in 2014.  

Judith is the Head of Internal Audit for the Insurance, Superannuation, Operations and Advice (ISOA) aspects of the AMP business, a leading Financial Services business. Judith began her career working for an in-house internal audit function within a Hospital Trust based in the UK, before moving to KPMG. She has also worked at Aviva and for an internal audit consortium within the UK university sector, prior to relocating to Melbourne in 2006.
Judith is a qualified accountant and a Professional Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors. Judith is in the final stages of studying for the Certified Internal Auditor accreditation and is a regular volunteer for the Smith Family through their youth mentoring program. Judith also volunteers for the Victorian Department of Justice.


Jayesh Kapitan PMIIA
Jayesh has over 17 years of local and international experience in providing advisory services to a range of clients from the corporate, public and not-for-profit sectors. Jayesh’s skill set is in internal controls, process improvement and risk management. Over the years Jayesh has built his credentials in providing services to the following industries, health, aged-care, transport, regulatory and public sectors.
Jayesh is a member of the Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand and is also a Professional Member, Institute of Internal Auditors Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems. Jayesh is also a Volunteer Director for the South East Volunteers and CrimCheck Pty Limited.
Jayesh is committed to improving IA services both through his day to day role within RSM but also as his role as an IIA Victorian Chapter Council member. 

Geena Naryan CertIA Cert ISO CRCMP MMgt BAFM

Geena is a multi-skilled Operational and Strategic Professional with over 20 years of work experience focusing on Auditing Management Systems (IMS & ISO Standards), Financials, Risk & Compliance, Human Resources & Payroll, Business Processes and Policies–Procedures. She has worked in Retail, Traffic Management, Gas, Training & Accounting, NGO, Telecoms, Petroleum & Aviation Fuel and other Manufacturing Organisations.

Geena is a Member/Associate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors-Australia, Institute of International Business and Australian Human Resources Institute. She has a number of certifications including a Masters of Management, Bachelor of Accounting & Financial Management, Diploma in Statistics, ISO Management Systems Auditor, ACCA Certified International Auditor, BABOK V3.0 Core Practitioner – Business Analyst and Certified Risk & Compliance Management Professional.

Geena is committed to enhancing the work of the Victorian Chapter Council through advocacy & education of the benefits of IIA membership to Universities and Businesses.


Ser Ling Sim PMIIA CIA
Ser Ling has over 16 years of external and internal audit experience in the Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. She started her career with KPMG specializing in financial services and has provided training in insurance auditing. She has significant experience in the banking, insurance and fund management industries and is currently an Internal Auditor with State Trustees. Ser Ling is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Chartered Accountant, Singapore.

Ser Ling was elected to the Victorian Chapter Council in 2015 and is committed to helping fellow internal auditors stay current and networked as businesses evolve and innovate. Ser Ling has also taken on the role as Secretary to the Victorian Chapter Council.

Craig Geddes CIA MIIA(Aust)

Craig has over 25 years Assurance experience with 20 being in professional services and five in industry. Craig is currently a Partner at Dench McClean and Carlson. Prior to his current role Craig was the Partner in Charge of the Risk Management and Internal Audit Division for Moore Stephens. Craig’s career also includes 16 years at Oakton/Acumen Alliance, PwC and a role within Internal Audit for AXA. Craig has also spent time as a CFO. Craig is a Chartered Accountant and CIA.

Craig fully supports the IIA and wants to see the organisation highly regarded and valued in the industry. Craig is committed to promoting IIA membership and the CIA / Grad Certifications to improve the standards of Internal Auditors. Craig would love to see IA qualifications as a perquisite for all IA staff and when recruiting IA employees.

Sally-Anne Pitt PMIIA CIA CGAP

Sally-Anne Pitt has held management and leadership positions for over 20 years and has focused on building organisational capability through executive management, risk management and audit roles. Sally-Anne started her firm, Pitt Group, in 2003 and since then has been an active supporter of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). She is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) and is accredited as a Quality Assessment Reviewer by the IIA.

Sally-Anne is recognised as a global expert in audit quality and is the author of Internal Audit Quality: Developing a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program, Wiley (2014). She has undertaken more than 60 external quality assessments of audit functions in both Australia and overseas, and works with a number of clients to develop and embed their quality programs. 

Sally-Anne is the Chair of the IIA’s Global Professional Responsibilities and Ethics Committee and was formerly the Vice Chair of the Global Professional Issues Committee (responsible for the development of IIA Guidance). She has been an active member of the IIA’s global committees since 2008, and has authored or contributed to a wide range of IIA guidance.

Sebastian de Koenig MIIA(Aust) CFE, GIA (Cert)

Sebastian is an Internal Audit, Risk Management and Anti-Fraud professional with over 15 years of international experience across the mining, utilities and automotive industry. In his role at BHP Billiton, he is responsible for the practice management of the company’s global internal audit team.

His key responsibilities range from the effective implementation of the internal audit and data analytics methodology to the development of risk based internal audit plans, the development of training programs and preparation of Executive Management and Board Risk and Audit Committee related reports.

Prior to joining BHP Billiton, Sebastian worked with Ernst & Young providing clients across Australia, Asia, USA and Europe with internal audit, risk management and Sarbanes Oxley related services. He is a longstanding professional member of the Institute of Internal Auditors and certified member of the Association of Fraud Examiners and Governance Institute of Australia.

Utharai Moorthy AMIIA
Trai is an internal audit and risk management practitioner with over 10 years of experience in the profession. During this period Trai has been involved in the delivery of outcomes for a variety of internal audit, risk management and advisory engagements for clients in both the public and private sectors. With the majority of her career in professional services, Trai has a strong understanding of her clients operations that has allowed her to develop practical and innovative recommendations which provide risk mitigation strategies that align with organisational objectives.

Trai has in-depth knowledge and experience with organisations in the Health, Not-for-Profit, Financial Services and Public sectors. Trai is passionate about changing the perception of internal audit from an assurance function to a value-adding business partner that identifies opportunities for improvement to achieve organisational business objectives. 

Trai is a Chartered Accountant and a Professional Member, Institute of Internal Auditors Australia. In her spare time, Trai volunteers with St Vincent De Paul and FareShare and is passionate about cooking and travelling.

Aamir Husain MIIA (Aust)
Aamir has over 10 years of experience assisting some of Australia’s medium to large financial services companies in accountancy, assurance, and advisory services. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Accountancy from the University of South Australia, a Bachelors of Commerce (HONS) (Management) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA Australia).
He is passionate about introducing new topics of thought leadership at the Victorian Chapter Council and wishes to assist in ongoing initiatives. He is keen to bridge collaboration with other leading professional bodies operating within greater Melbourne.
As a volunteer, he serves as the President of the Moonee Ponds Toastmasters Club - where he encourages members to hone their public speaking and leadership skills in a 'safe-constructive feedback' environment; and during his spare time, he plays Badminton, follows Cricket and enjoys riding on two wheels.

Contact Us

For more information about the Victoria Chapter Council and how to get involved, contact:
Chair, Victoria Chapter Council