About A senior audit and risk management professional with extensive background in investments, systems and operations auditing. Exceptional track record for strengthening governance functions across a major financial services organization; developing people and teams; and creating and automating risk based audit methodologies. Extensive knowledge of and implementation of IFRS9 impairment software from a world class provider.
Specialties: Dealing with Boards as Chief Audit Executive Auditing critical systems development projects Recruiting, developing, leading IT and business audit functions Assessment and enhancement of risk management effectiveness IFRS9 Impairment project implementation
Internal Audit, Risk Management, Financial Institutions specialist, IFRS9 project implementation/Credit Risk Portfolio reporting Former Chief Internal auditor and head of IT and Systems Development auditing
ALTERNA SAVINGS / ALTERNA BANK VP Risk Management (2013 – 2017) . developed formal risk appetite framework as required by regulator . as project manager, delivered IFRS9 capability on a world class 3rd party system . directed due diligence on potential merger partners . developed credit reporting approach to monitor overall health of retail credit portfolio
VP and Chief Internal Auditor of Alterna Savings/Alterna Bank (2009-2016) . dual role with Risk Management for 3 years until regulator requested roles be segregated Doubled the productivity of the department: . implemented an audit methodology to address the risks arising from the numerous systems change projects across the organization . rationalized the audit universe and introduced a risk-based audit approach aligned with the organization’s enterprise risk management methodology . implemented a Governance, Regulatory and Compliance system for internal audit. Obtained commitment from Enterprise Risk Management and Compliance departments touse this platform to centralize all risk and compliance information across the company . selection, oversight and management of major CA firms to perform co-sourced reviews and audits of IT capabilities, IT security and Treasury . acted as Chief Internal Auditor for a second smaller credit union . extensive knowledge of financial institutions’ operations and finances allowed me to provide insights and experience beyond my position to Finance Committee members and management
MANULIFE FINANCIAL1996-2009 VP, Audit Services . cumulatively responsible for operations, technology, systems development and SOx auditsin the Canadian,US, Reinsurance and Investment Divisions, as well as global oversight of thesystem development audits . directed theimplementation of purchased audit system to automate operational audits globally . built a talented IT audit teamfrom scratch
ERNST & YOUNG1994 - 1996 Principal, Information Systems Audit
ROYAL TRUST1990 -1994 Director of Information Systems Audit and Corporate Audit
BANK OF MONTREAL1984 - 1989 Senior Management Positions with responsibility for: . Worldwide responsibility for audit of all systems under development . Responsible for all International, Treasury, Corporate and Central region domestic operational audits . Managed, from inception, the Treasury Audit Function, covering all dealing and support functions for foreign exchange, securities, and derivatives trading worldwide
COOPERS AND LYBRAND:Audit Manager; Information Systems Audit Specialist; Audit Staff.
Education Bachelor of Commerce, McGill University Chartered Accountant (Ontario)