Promoting best practice in internal audit and internal control of charities and not for profit organisations.
Chair's Annual Report
Founded in 1994, CIAN has over 150 members working in a wide range of charities, many of which are household names.
CIAN has the active support of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors UK and Ireland.
The aim of CIAN is to assist its members in the effective discharge of their responsibilities and to promote the profession of internal audit in the voluntary sector, thereby helping charities to achieve their objectives more efficiently.
Membership of CIAN is free and available to any charitable or not for profit organisation interested in furthering the objects of CIAN. For more information: click here.
Vanessa Clark was appointed as Chair of CIAN in October 2018, having been a Committee member since July 2016.
She is Senior Internal Auditor at the Wellcome Trust.
Prior to joining the Wellcome Trust in early 2016, Vanessa spent five years in KPMG’s Internal Audit Risk and Compliance Services team, providing outsourced and co-sourced Internal Audit services as well as Risk Management to a range of clients.
Vanessa has a keen interest in charities, and is proud of the work CIAN does to support internal auditors in the sector.
Natasha Scott joined the CIAN Committee in December 2017 and is the Deputy Chair of CIAN and our lead for Training.
She works for WaterAid as an Internal Auditor. She is a chartered accountant with experience auditing public sector organisations, charities and companies.
She is a fan of CIAN because it provides relevant learning opportunities because of the diverse and interesting speakers who present at our network events and it is a great way to meet people working in the sector.
Deputy Chair and Training Lead
Chloë Tyler-Young is the Treasurer of CIAN and was Chair of CIAN until 2018.
She is the Head of Internal Audit at WWF UK.
Chloë 'fell into' Internal Audit when looking for a job to tide her over between travelling, and ended up really enjoying the myriad of skills you get to use, people you get to meet and always getting to learn about new systems.
She combined her passions and started working for international charities so she could travel and audit.
For Chloë, CIAN provides CPD and useful insight into emerging risks.
Angela Ortisejafor was appointed Secretary for CIAN in late 2017.
She is the Head of Internal Audit at Sue Ryder. A qualified accountant, she has a preference for audit as it means getting out to different places, meeting different people, learning and understanding about new areas, wanting to help and support and have some flexibility in her career.
CIAN was initially a 'sanctuary' when Angela became a newly appointed Head of Internal Audit. It met her professional needs and allowed her to meet like-minded professionals with similar challenges in the role. It helped build her network and confidence in the role.
Des Chitewe leads on organisation of quarterly Network Meetings. He was appointed to the CIAN Committee in January 2019.
He is currently the Internal Audit Manager at Wellcome Trust, and has worked in various internal audit teams across various industries including retail, manufacturing, hospitality, financial services, and broadcasting.
For Des, being a member of the CIAN community provides a unique opportunity to network with other charity internal auditors. discuss improvements to the internal control environment and learn about emerging challenges.
Network Meetings Coordinator
Robert Auguste is the Membership Officer for CIAN and has been involved in CIAN for the past 5 years. He looks after new membership requests, membership data and the mailing list.
Robert is a Senior Internal Auditor at Barnardos, and is involved in a range of audit related activities. He also takes a lead role on counter-fraud and whistleblowing in the organisation.
Beginning his career in the public sector, Robert moved to the charity sector in 2015. For Robert, CIAN has an integral role in the charity sector, providing support, advice, and knowledge-sharing amongst its members but also as a conduit for collaborative working with key interested bodies and partners involved in charities, ensuring continuous improvement in the sector.
Sarah Mudd is the lead of the Small Audit Functions Special Interest Group, and a member of the CIAN Committee.
She is the Head of Internal Audit at The Donkey Sanctuary.
Sarah has found CIAN and the Small Audit Function SIG in particular, to be invaluable support over the past few years.
Darren's role on the Committee is to capture your feedback to try and ensure that what CIAN provides you is what you want and need. Darren has spent 13 years in the Charity sector at Community Integrated Care (a leading national social care provider) as Head of Internal Audit, and am now supporting a co-source audit arrangement, with responsibility for Risk Management, Health and Safety and Data Protection.
Darren qualified as a Chartered Accountant with a big four firm and moved into Internal Audit driven by desire to fix things and make them better.
Small Audit Functions SIG Chair
Partner - Sayer Vincent
Public Sector Assurance team - BDO
Jonathan is a Special Adviser to the CIAN Committee and is a partner at Sayer Vincent.
Jonathan is a charity sector specialist and authors CIAN's Special Adviser's Update - an exclusive members-only publication that highlights key technical changes and considerations pertinent to the sector.
Sherv Cheung was previously a CIAN Committee member and since leaving charity internal audit has continued to support CIAN as a Special Advisor, with a focus on communications.
Sherv works in BDO's Public Sector Assurance team.