Speakers & Sessions

Conference Day One: Tuesday 5 November
6.30 pm-10.30 pm

IIA NZ Gala Awards Dinner 2024 Keynote Speaker

Souella Cumming

ONZM, FCA and Life Member IIA NZ


Souella is an independent director and works with a number of boards in the non-profit and government sectors. She has recently retired from KPMG New Zealand where she held a number of leadership roles in KPMG’s Consulting and Government sector practices. Souella is a life member of the Institute of Internal Auditors in New Zealand, a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ); a member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand and Global Women and was awarded an ONZM in 2022 for her services to governance. 

Souella specialises in governance, risk management and assurance services and is passionate about making a positive contribution and improving outcomes for the organisations she works with. She is a strong champion of diversity and good governance, and the role and contribution that assurance professionals can make to enhancing organisational governance. Souella’s board portfolio includes Zonta International (a women’s rights organisation), where she is a member of the global board; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, where she is an independent member bring finance, risk and assurance experience to the board; Hohepa Wellington, an intellectual disability provider, Special Olympics New Zealand Foundation, St John New Zealand Audit and Risk Committee; Victoria University of Wellington Foundation and the audit committee for the Financial Statements of Government. 

Souella enjoys travel and is supported in her work and community activities by her husband, Brian, and son, Timothy.

 

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