Speakers & Sessions

Conference Day One: Tuesday 5 November
9.15 am-10.00 am

Opening Keynote Speaker

Hon. Andrew Bayly

Member for Port Waikato, National Party Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Minister of Small Business and Manufacturing, Minister of Statistics

Andrew Bayly is the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Minister for Small Business and Manufacturing, and Minister of Statistics. He is the MP for Port Waikato and was first elected to Parliament in 2014 to represent the then-seat of Hunua.

Andrew was born in Whanganui into a farming family. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University and qualified as a chartered accountant.

He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, the Institute of Managers and Leaders, the NZ Chartered Institute of Corporate Management, and the UK Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in London. He worked for the Southpac corporate finance team in New Zealand before transferring to London where he worked for a number of years. After returning to New Zealand, he co-founded a merchant bank, Cranleigh. He has also owned many other businesses and been a director to a range of organisations.

Andrew served for nine years as a member of Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure select committee and was also the Co-Chair of the Middle East/Africa Parliamentary Friendship Group and Co-Chair of the Antarctic Parliamentary Group, which he established in 2019.

** Note: This speaker has received the invitation; however, due to parliamentary commitments, they are unable to confirm their attendance until closer to the conference date. If they are unable to attend or if they attend but are called away on the day of the conference, a replacement speaker will be provided.

Session Topic:

Navigating Uncertainty: Insights from a Government Lens in 2024

In today's rapidly evolving governmental landscape, understanding and evaluating organisational culture is crucial. This presentation delves into practical approaches for governmental leaders to adeptly navigate cultural assessment, with a focus on how Internal Auditors can assist the government in this endeavour. It provides valuable insights into methodologies, risk identification, and the utilisation of technology to optimise audit efficiency within governmental bodies. By fostering ethical cultures and incorporating cultural insights into decision-making processes, governmental entities can fortify organisational resilience and enhance performance amidst uncertainty while remaining vigilant to fraud and corruption.

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