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Victoria Chapter Councillor Bios

Chair: Nicola Rimmer PFIIA CIA QIAL    

Nicola is a General Manager, Audit for Wealth and Audit Services in ANZ. She has been in internal audit for over 20 years, predominantly in Financial Services in the UK. Nicola is an active member of the IIA, having been President of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors in the UK from 2012-2014, and active on a number of Global Committees and the Global Board.

Vice Chair: Rachel Mah PMIIA
Rachael Mah is the Founder, Managing Director and Principal Trainer in AusAsia Training Institute, based in Melbourne, Australia, a boutique training and consulting firm that provides internal auditing, fraud risk management and cross-cultural communication skills services for medium to large businesses globally.   She is an International Advisor, Speaker and Specialist Trainer with Internal Audit and Risk Management experience at Multinational Firms on four continents i.e. Australia, Asia, US and UK for more than 25 years, before establishing her current AusAsia Institute in Melbourne that services training and consulting clients in diverse industries across Australasia, Asia , Middle East, US and UK.

Vice Chair: Jamal Kadir MIIA CCSA 
Jamal is a Risk Advisor at La Trobe University, and initially trained as a chemical engineer and worked as a research scientist and engineer. He swapped his safety boots and laboratory coat for a suit and entered the financial services sector. There, he expanded his repertoire of skills adding service delivery (both internal and external), project benefits management and risk management. Since then Jamal has progressed in risk management and internal audit across banking and finance, health insurance and services, and retail sectors and more recently in the higher education. Over the years, Jamal earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and constructive challenger with sensitivity to approach and culture in an increasingly diverse workplace environment.

Shannon Buckley PMIIA CIA
Shannon Buckley is an experienced audit and risk management professional with over 20 years of audit, risk management and operational experience.  He specialises in operational, IT and project audits.  He is currently the Head of Internal Audit at Deakin University. He has 15 years of risk management and audit (external & internal audit) with experience in large multi-national organisations including Telstra, National Australia Bank, Victorian Public Sector and Bupa Asia Pacific.  His operational experience includes business process re-engineering and project management and delivery.  He is a trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Practicing Accounting (CPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA), Certified in Governance of IT (CGEIT) and a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM).  He is also a tutor for the Graduate Certificate of Internal Audit run by the Institute of Internal Auditors.

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 became Director, Internal Audit at AMP, a leading financial services business in May 2016 prior to which she was the Head of Internal Audit for different aspects of the AMP business at various points in time including Insurance, Superannuation, Operations, Advice, Group Functions, IT and New Zealand.  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 a regular mentor and volunteer both within her existing organisation (AMP) and for external organisations including the Smith Family and the Beacon Foundation.  Judith has also volunteered for the Victorian Department of Justice.    

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.

He volunteers with 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. 


Jane has over 12 years’ experience in financial and performance audit areas.  She started her audit career with PwC New York and has held various senior level roles in external audit, internal audit and risk management. Jane has a particular interest in risk based audit, and is enthusiastic about exploring new techniques and methodologies to improve audit efficiency and to drive great outcome for the entity.

Ser Ling Sim PMIIA CIA
Ser Ling has over  19 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 Audit Manager with MLC Life Insurance. 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.

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. 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 the immediate past  Victorian Chapter Chair as well as the Australian representative on the IIA’s Global Committee of Research and Education Advisors.

Jean was elected to the Victorian Chapter Council in 2017 and is an Internal Auditor at Melbourne Water. With experience in risk management, internal control and corporate governance, Jean provides professional guidance, advice and assurance to improve the control and operating environment. She offers particular focus on value-add and driving holistic and continuous improvement of processes within the business and industry.

She holds a Masters in Risk Management, a Bachelor of Science (Operations Research) and is also a Certified Internal Auditor.

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