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WA IIA Young Members Meeting - March

Session Overview

The Young Members of the Institute of Internal Auditors would like to invite you to our young member event!

Do you need inspiration for your career? Do you know how to seek opportunities?

This panel discussions will ignite your mind to think about what you want out of your career and how you can make it happen in your own way by gaining insights from others’ experiences.

We are excited to have arranged a dynamic group of panelists to share with you their career journey, lessons learnt along the way, opportunities they have initiated and other great food for thoughts on careers that they will gladly pass on to young professionals like yourself. Not only do our panelists have a board range of experience in assurance services in Australia and globally, but we also have someone who has founded a very successful business and who frequently shares effective self-promotion tips on social media.

Come and join us to get their full insights on the triumph and tribulation of their careers.


Karen Brooks 
Director of Internal Audit, Newmont Mining Corporation

Karen has over 20 years of experience in audit, risk and compliance management, SOX and business process consulting in public accounting and across various industries. Prior to joining Newmont in August 2018, Karen led the Internal Audit and ERM functions for Red Robin and tw telecom in Denver.  Karen began her career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen in Melbourne, Australia, after graduating from RMIT with a degree in Accounting.  She relocated to Denver in 2000.

Shane Devitt 
Principal Consultant, Dumaresq Creek

Shane is currently the Principal Consultant at Dumaresq Creek Consulting , a small firm that provides governance, risk and compliance services in WA. Shane has over 30 years experience  delivering governance, internal audit, risk management, internal controls, information technology and project assurance services to clients of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

Meaghan Nelson 
Manager Audit, Assurance and Risk Consulting, KPMG

Meaghan is a Manager in KPMG’s Risk Consulting practice.  She has extensive experience providing co-sourced and outsourced Internal Audit programs, as well as external audit and other advisory services, to a broad range of leading private and public sector organisations, both in Australia and globally.  As part of her current role at KPMG, Meaghan acts as a Soft Controls subject matter expert - supporting organisations to identify, monitor, measure and report on intangible cultural and behaviour influencing factors ("soft controls") which may impact on the organisations ability to achieve its objectives.

Zion Ong 
Director, Alyka

Zion is the Director and Co-founder of Alyka, Perth’s largest in-house digital agency with a mission to challenge and empower businesses to fulfill their digital potential. Zion’s three passions include being creative, working with people and making money. He has been a 40 under 40 winner. Zion started Alyka in 2006 and with his sheer determination, the business grew at a rapid pace, doubling every year in revenue and profit. Alyka was recognised as a 3-time Australia Financial Review Fast Starter, acknowledging their rapid growth of 854% over a 5 year period. Alyka has also won the WA Business News Rising Start Award and was Telstra Business of the Year finalist.


Light refreshments will be served.


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Venue and date:

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2019 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Location: Perth


KPMG Perth

235 St Georges Terrace

Perth, WA 6000


Status: Available


Members: $0.00

Non-members: $0.00

Duration and CPE: 1.00 hours

For more information please contact Kristina Calisin

+61 2 9267 9155