Combined Assurance has been a buzz term in the assurance fraternity since King III. While some organisations have come to terms with it and established clearly defined combined assurances processes there are still a significant number that have either not begun or are navigating their way towards what may be considered best practice in their industry.
The essence of combined assurance is effective co-ordination and collaboration between management and internal as well as external assurance providers to ensure that risks are well managed so that organisations can achieve their objectives. This training seeks to look at the role and contribution that effective risk management plays in ensuring the effectiveness of a combined assurance model and provide guidance on how to develop a model that is truly risk-based.
Who should attend?
Chief Risk Officers, Risk Managers, Risk Champions, Board Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee Members, Executive Risk Management. All participants in the organisational assurance processes including risk practitioners.
About the Presenter
Zanorashe Bwakura (B Comm. Accounting and Information Systems) is a risk specialist with over 10 years’ experience in Risk Management, Business Continuity Management, Finance, Internal Audit and External Audit across multiple Business sectors.
He received his initial training with a firm of Chartered Accountants where he did his articles and undertook audit assignments at the level of lead auditor for clients that ranged from mining, manufacturing, retail, non-governmental and financial services organisations.
As a risk practitioner he was the Head of Internal Audit & Compliance, Risk Manager, and then General Manager Risk for two commercial banking operations. He currently undertakes consultancy work in the following areas:
- Risk Management
- Business Continuity and Crisis and Emergency Management