David Alexander

ABOUT ME

David is a respected Head of Internal Audit with over thirty years’ experience in internal audit and risk management, gained from executive assurance and consulting roles with a range of major organisations.

He has worked as Head of Internal Audit for several large financial services firms, including HSBC, Kleinwort Benson, Coutts, Benfield and Catlin. He has also led a series of co-sourcing and quality assessment assignments during his time at PwC, and held a Senior Management position at Deloitte earlier on in his career.

David has experience having led large and small audit teams; from over 100 staff based in multiple locations around the world, to creating audit and risk teams from scratch. He has most recently undertaken a series of interim Head of Internal Audit roles; hitting the ground running in situations that needed immediate care and attention.

He currently works as a consultant and trainer on various aspects of assurance. This includes external quality assessments of internal audit functions and advice on governance and regulatory issues, particularly in financial services. He is an experienced trainer and presenter on many topical aspects of internal audit, such as integrated assurance, regulation and the relationships with the Audit Committee and the Board.

David is a Chartered Accountant and has worked closely with all the major and mid-tier consulting firms, as well as the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors.