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Victoria Chapter Council News

Message from the Chapter Chair

Finally Covid is receding in the rear-view mirror so now we can focus on rebuilding the local Victorian community of Internal Auditors as well as associated professionals working in governance, risk management, compliance and other related areas.

Covid has changed the way we work forever. Video conference calls and webinars are part of everyday business. Working from home is no longer a rare benefit and most of the professional community work from home some, if not most of the time.

To rebuild our local community, the local chapter has to adapt. Monthly meetings in the CBD are no longer relevant. How we, the local chapter, puts on events has to change and our focus has to change as well.

Pre-Covid, attending local events were a vital part of CPE requirements. Now that National Office provides the bulk of conferences and training online, earning CPE hours has become simpler and more accessible but, video conferencing will never replace networking and social meetings. To build the Victorian community, the local chapter embarking on a long term plan.

  • Periodical newsletters
  • Our flagship mentoring program
  • Quarterly forums where members can catch up in person to discuss issues of common interest, e.g Book Club
  • Exclusive in-person events for experienced and emerging audit executives to rebuild the Audit Executive Network (AEN)
  • partnering with other organisations like ISACA and RMIA to host events of common interest
  • Creating events specific for young members to help them in their blossoming careers
  • and a few other ideas


As Chair of the Victoria Chapter Council, I encourage you to make the most of your IIA-Australia membership and engage with the profession through participation in its many activities. I invite you to volunteer to present at a meeting, give us feedback and let us know what you have seen and heard so we can include it in the newsletter.

If you are interested in learning more about the Council, helping informally, or joining the Council we look forward to hearing from you.

IIA-Australia Victoria Chapter Book Club

Victoria Chapter Councillor Bios

Chair: Nigel Dalton-Brown FGIA, AMIA GAICD
Nigel is the Founder and Managing Director of Strytex, a co-sourced internal audit company that provides compliance training and ongoing services to help organisations answer the critical questions; what are our mandatory and voluntary obligations; are we compliant and if not, what are we doing about it?

For over ten years, Nigel has researched, presented and written extensively on operational governance, obligations and compliance matters, including a number of recent white papers for the IIA. His focus is on helping organisations deal with the day to day operational obligations and risks in organisations large and small that can injure, maim and kill staff, contractors, customers and other stakeholders.

With his operational compliance administration experience and background in engineering, Nigel has a unique perspective on the industry and his access to a growing database of over 12,000 compliance documents provides a strong practical basis for his GORC models and frameworks.

For more details please see Nigel’s LinkedIn profile at

Vice-Chair:  Aamir Husain PMIIA CIA
Aamir has over 14 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, is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Aamir became a member of the Victorian Chapter Council in 2016 and volunteers to run the IIA Victoria mentorship program..

He is passionate about introducing new topics of thought leadership at the Victorian Chapter Council and assists in ongoing initiatives. He is keen to bridge collaboration with other leading professional bodies..

He is a big supporter of 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.


I have over 15 years of experience in Internal and External Audit. I have helped clients and organisations transition from the manual and compliance based Internal Audit approach to the automated systems based on the Risk -based Internal Audit methodology.  

I have also led projects teams in the deployment of ERPs like Dynamics GP and Dynamics Ax and other accounting software in the Mining, Pharmaceuticals, and Insurance companies. My experience covers both the private sector and the public service both in Australia and in Ghana. 

My current role is Senior Advisor – Operator Assets and Project Delivery Assurance at the Department of Transport, Victoria. This role is to ensure that the State obtains value for money in delivery of Transport Projects and State Assets are managed according to Asset Management Standards. 

Lauren Brown AMIIA
Lauren Brown is a Managing Director in the Protiviti Melbourne office with over 15 years' experience in governance, risk and internal controls obtained throughout Australia, the Middle East and the United States. She has worked with various clients ranging from multinationals, private sector organisations and the public sector. Her current focus is in the public and the health care sectors, specialising in providing internal audit, risk management and governance services.

Described by clients as a strategic thinker and excellent collaborator, Lauren has supported large scale change initiatives in both the Victorian public system and health sector.

Kripa Khatri PMIIA CIA
Kripa joined the Victoria Chapter Council in 2017 and prior to that was part of the Perth Chapter Council. She is the immediate past Chair of the Victoria Chapter Council and served on the IIA-Australia Nominations Committee 2020-2022.

Kripa has over 20 years of experience in internal audit, risk management and governance. Kripa has headed up internal audit, risk management and compliance functions for some of the largest ASX listed companies and Fortune 500 companies. Her career has been spent creating internal audit and risk functions and evolving the maturity of the function to the next level of its journey. Kripa has significant experience working with Senior Executives, Audit and Risk Committees and Boards.

Kripa has always been strong advocate for the internal audit profession and has mentored many throughout her career. Kripa now runs her own business as an executive mentor and advisor..

John Loielo PMIIA CIA

John Loielo is currently the Interim Head of Internal Audit AIG Australasia, a global general insurance market leader, where he leads the delivery of the regional audit plan and reporting to local audit committees. His experience is predominantly across Financial Services and Public Sector internal audit with John also previously consulting with various Chartered Accounting firms.

John also serves on the IIA Australia Youth Leadership Committee where he has a passion for nurturing and providing a platform for the next generation of Internal Auditors to grow. John also has a keen interest in Culture Risk and Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Auditing.

Raghed Madi AMIIA

Raghed is a Senior Manager in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory practice with 10 years of experience in delivering governance, risk management and internal controls services obtained throughout the Middle East, SouthEast Asia, and Australia across a range of sectors. He has significant experience with leading and planning internal audit reviews – he understands the issues, challenges and broader environment government entities operate in.  Through developing an understanding of the organisational context, he has also worked collaboratively with clients to develop tailored risk solutions that meet their unique requirements.

Raghed has a huge passion about diversity and inclusion, and is always keen to support activities that would help promote an inclusive workplace culture. A previous member of PwC Australia’s Assurance People and SHINE councils.

Raghed enjoys travelling around the world, reading history books, searching for good wine and a delicious dessert.

Goran Mitrevski PMIIA CIA CRMA 
Goran is the Group Head, Risk and Insurance at John Swire and Sons (Australia) Pty Ltd responsible for risk management and insurance. 

Currently on secondment to Swire MLI, Goran was the Head of Internal Audit and has over 30 years’ experience in audit, risk management and process improvement.

His experience covers a broad range of clients and industries as a consultant with various Chartered Accounting firms including Deloitte.

Goran is a results-oriented team leader, trusted adviser and client centric. He builds strong trusted relationships with stakeholders generating sustainable outcomes

He is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee at the Greater Shepparton City Council.

Joshua O’Brien PMIIA GradCertIA

Josh is an Internal Audit Manager with Crown Melbourne with over 7 years' experience in governance, risk and internal controls obtained throughout Australia and Europe. Josh has worked with various clients ranging from multinationals, private sector organisations and the public sector across a wide range of industries.

Josh holds a bachelor of Commerce/Arts from the University of Canberra and a Graduate Certificate in Internal Audit (GradCertIA). Josh became a member of the Victorian Chapter Council in 2022 and volunteers primarily with the IIA Victoria Youth Committee.

Josh is passionate about increasing awareness of the importance of sound risk management and ensuring that internal audit is focused on driving commercial outcomes.

Jessica Ottner AMIIA

Jessica is the General Manager – Internal Audit, APA Group

An experienced Chief Audit Executive, Jessica has held senior Internal Audit roles across Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. Jessica recently joined APA Group after supporting Crown Resorts with uplifting their Internal Audit capability following the royal commissions over the last two years. Jessica has also previously worked with Next Fifteen Communications Group, Bupa and KPMG.


Paulina Skorupski AMIIA

Paulina, an internal audit and risk management specialist with over 15 years’ experience leads the Internal Audit Professional Practices team at the Commonwealth Bank, accountable for audit methodology and quality assurance. Prior to this, she led risk management and operations for the Internal Audit function across HSBC Asia Pacific. She has also spent 8 years in risk consulting with KPMG and EY. Working extensively across a number of sectors including banking, insurance, retail, higher education, transport, mining and aluminium, Paulina has been able to gain valuable insights into risk management, process improvement, internal audit and compliance.

In her spare time her hands are full with two energetic young children, and she loves to read and travel.

Reanna Stafford AMIIA 
Reanna Stafford is a Manager in the Internal Audit and Advisory function at BHP.  A thought leader promoting and delivering assurance initiatives across the BHP Group, she is responsible for the overarching methodology, systems and processes of the Group’s function.

Reanna founded her knowledge and experience in risk management, assurance, and occupational health and safety, across the minerals, rail and energy sectors.  Most recently, she spent the last two years in BHP’s Internal Audit team governing and improving the company's audit methodology and systems, data analytics, third line integrated assurance, and evolving the company's assurance culture. Reanna has spent the last 18 years progressively working her way through each of the three lines via various operational and functional roles.

Among her many accomplishments, Reanna led the effort to enhance BHP’s global HSE assurance through the design and implementation of a global second line HSE assurance program. She was also instrumental in designing and facilitating BHP’s Agile audit methodology and recent implementation of a new GRC assurance management system.  Prior to joining BHP, Reanna worked at FMG and Queensland Rail in HSE roles.

She graduated from Griffith University with a degree in Behavioural Science (OHS) and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Adele Thyer AMIIA


Adele is the Divisional Manager, Risk at JLT Risk Solutions (a business of Marsh McLennan) with over 20 years of experience in Audit, Risk, Governance and Compliance from both the Private and Public Sector.

Adele started her career at Andersen as an External Auditor, working predominately with Australian Listed clients.

Adele is the former Manager Risk & Assurance Manager at Crown Resorts Limited. Adele hold a bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Commercial Law) from the University of Sydney and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Adele was appointed Secretary of the Victorian Chapter Council in 2022 and assists with Governance matters, Chief Audit Executives, and Public Sector engagement.

Adele is passionate about growing awareness and appreciation of the Risk and Internal Audit profession.


Contact Us

For more information about the Victoria Chapter Council and how to get involved, contact the Chair, Victoria Chapter Council at   [email protected]