How to effectively leverage combined assurance to meet organisational objectives



In any given organisation, the combined assurance model seeks to mitigate the risk of assurance providers working in silos, thereby making a complete risk picture difficult to obtain. Combined assurance can help, but how?

With a well implemented combined assurance model, assurance providers (internal and external) are working more closely together to streamline their work and reporting, enabling them to meet organisational objectives. The new 3 lines model supports this by reference to coordination, collaboration, communication and alignment between internal audit (3rd line) and management (1st and 2nd lines).

In this webinar, we'll introduce the combined assurance model, its background, and answer the following questions:

  • How does it help meet organisational objectives?
  • How can it increase the coordination of assurance providers, resulting in better planning, and resource allocation?
  • Who are the key stakeholders, and who requires assurance within your organisation?
  • How is assurance delivered to each stakeholder - what is the method and timing?

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Tom Ryan, Manager, Solutions Consulting at Galvanize

Tom Ryan has been helping internal audit teams evaluate their maturity and information technology needs for 7 years. He has enabled many internal audit teams to take advantage of digital technology and has worked with internal audit teams of all sizes located around the world. At Galvanize Tom is responsible for engaging and advising internal audit teams through a mixture of consultations and workshops.

Liz Sandwith, Chief Professional Practices Adviser at Chartered IIA

Liz Sandwith has a vast background in internal audit for both the public and private sectors having worked at Bupa, Information Commissioner’s Office, Channel 5 as well as a number of local authorities and central government departments. She carries out training globally on behalf of training provider MISTI as well as the Chartered IIA.