18 April 2018 – Inaugural meeting

Over 150 Chairs of Audit Committees and Directors of Finance attended the inaugural event to hear from speakers and panel members with a wealth of experience of public audit from across the UK.  The programme included:

  • Sir Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office, on the importance of public audit, and the NAO’s role and responsibilities in relation to local audit
  • Caroline Gardner, Auditor General for Scotland and PSAA Board Member, comparing and contrasting different models of public audit
  • Rob Whiteman, CIPFA Chief Executive, on their guidance on audit committees and on the annual governance statement
  • Jon Hayes, Chief Officer PSAA, outlining the appointing person arrangements
  • Gareth Davies, Partner Mazars LLP, on the key issues arising from 2017/18 audits
  • Q&A panel of audit committee chairs

The event materials are available to download:

Future events are being planned based on delegates’ feedback and will be added to this area of the website in due course.