IIA NZ Board


Udayanthi Senanayake

Udayanthi has over 16 years of experience in external and internal auditing across diverse global landscapes, including Asia, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and New Zealand. As a Certified Business Accountant, she specializes in Internal Audit, business process improvement, SOX compliance, and data governance, with a strong background in leadership and stakeholder engagement.

Udayanthi has played a pivotal role in enhancing the maturity of Internal Audit functions within various organizations in New Zealand. Currently, she serves as the Group Assurance Manager at Beca, where she is working on establishing a Group Internal Audit Team, demonstrating her commitment to advancing Internal Audit practices. She is dedicated to promoting the Internal Auditing profession in New Zealand, fostering training and education, advocating for professional standards and ethics, and encouraging communication and collaboration within the Internal Audit community.

Udayanthi lives in Auckland and, when not focused on auditing, she enjoys baking with her two little ones and coaching chess. These activities bring balance to her life and reflect her commitment to mentorship and creativity.


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