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Assurance Over Property And Asset Risks Webinar


Event summary

The risks and opportunities of property and asset management are likely to feature in internal audit plans. As well as the financial, legal and safety risks that property management involves there are opportunities for better strategic use of assets, collaborative working and commercial investments. This in-depth webinar will provide essential knowledge for internal auditors reviewing these areas. It will cover good practice in property management, current hot topics and discuss the approach to the audit. Subscribers to the Better Governance Forum or CIPFA Property Advisory Services can use a prepaid place to attend.


03 June 2020
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


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Standard price

£275.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£220.00 excl VAT

*online booking for this event has closed. Bookings can now be made by phoning 020 7543 5892.

About this event

Who should attend?

The event is suitable for internal auditors in public sector organisations seeking to understand more about property and asset management and how to audit these areas.

This is an in-depth webinar that includes the facility to pose questions to the presenters and seek advice on the audit and any issues arising.

For delegates who plan to attend the introductory webinar on 20 March this advanced webinar will provide additional materials and in-depth discussion. Attendance at the introductory webinar is not essential before attending the advanced webinar.


The webinar will provide expert guidance on property management and internal audit. The webinar will feature David Ayre, one of CIPFA Property's expert advisors, and Diana Melville, Governance Advisor.

Auditors will gain an understanding of:

  • strategic asset and property management
  • maintenance planning
  • performance arrangements
  • key areas of risk
  • current hot topics in property
  • audit planning and approaches.

The webinar will help internal auditors develop the knowledge they need for effective audits of property and asset management.


  • Audit
  • / Health and social care
  • / Housing
  • / Internal audit
  • / Local government
  • / Property
  • / Value for money

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Speaker - Diana Melville, Governance Advisor, Better Governance Forum (BGF)

Diana Melville

Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA’s representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office.

She has authored the 2018 edition of Audit Committees, Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police and co-developed the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (2014). She was part of the CIPFA working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government (2016) and supports other CIPFA policy initiatives and publications on governance, internal audit and counter fraud.