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Simon D’Arcy

Simon D'ArcySimon D'Arcy

Simon D’Arcy was until recently head of internal audit for a joint venture between two global banks. He began his career in internal auditing in 1986 with the UK Department of the Environment. Later he joined Abbey National, where he spent 14 years fulfilling a variety of roles. In 2003 he left Abbey National to become associate director, audit services, for the Portman Building Society, where he remained until its merger with Nationwide. D’Arcy has been a volunteer member of the Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland (IIA) since 1996, and he was president of the IIA in 2007/08. He regularly speaks on a range of governance, risk management, and internal audit subjects and contributes on the same topics to professional publications and periodicals.

Articles by this Author

  • New Assurance Challenges Facing Chief Audit Executives
    by Simon D'Arcy
    Looking back over the last 15 to 20 years, it does seem that at one time the biggest challenge facing the profession of internal auditing was whether the unique scope and contribution of internal audit was clearly defined, understood, or indeed actually needed. Much of the thought leadership around internal auditing in recent years has focused on this challenge. Two publications by PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2007,1 and a heads of internal audit...

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