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Introduction To The Knowledge And Skills Of The Audit Committee


Event summary

This event offers knowledge and skill development for audit committee members through briefings and in-depth guidance on key areas of responsibility and topical issues.

Two linked webinars will provide a full day’s training delivered over two consecutive mornings. Delegates will also be able to access the recording of the webinar they attend afterwards for a limited period.

Better Governance Forum subscribers can use a prepaid place to attend.


08 September 2021
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 12:40

Standard price

£290.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£270.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Key features of the workshop include:

  • briefings on recent and emerging governance issues to keep audit committee members up-to-date
  • guidance on the knowledge and skills audit committees should have, featuring practical examples
  • guidance on the audit committee role in relation to internal audit, risk management and assurance
  • discussion and guidance on overcoming the barriers to audit committee excellence

Who should attend?

The event is suitable for members of audit committees in the public services and for those who work closely with the committee. The training assumes some basic knowledge of the role and responsibilities of the committee but is suitable for both new and more experienced audit committee members who are looking to develop their knowledge and skills.


Delegates will gain a better understanding of:

  • how the audit committee can work with others to improve the management of their organisation's risk and the effectiveness of audit and assurance
  • the practical skills required of committee members
  • where an audit committee can add value

CPD Hours



  • Audit
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Local government
  • / Risk management
  • / Transport

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

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.