The Effective Audit and Risk Committee

The Effective Audit and Risk Committee

Covid-19 update - The Effective Audit and Risk Committee course is currently being delivered online only

When organisations get into difficulties and/or governance failure occurs, one of the first questions that is asked is "Where was the Audit and Risk Committee?"

In this half day workshop, delegates will gain a detailed understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the Audit and Risk Committee and practical guidance on the critical success factors that will determine whether or not an Audit and Risk Committee is successful.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is relevant to Chairs and Members of Audit and Risk Committees, the Chief Executive, the Director of Finance (or equivalent), the Secretary to the Audit and Risk Committee, and other relevant senior managers

How is this course delivered?

This workshop will be highly interactive with a mix of presentation, case studies, group discussion and review of live cases.  Due to the packed nature of the programme, there is a requirement for some pre-course reading

Course Tutor

Brian Baverstock

Brian has provided training to more than 500 Audit and Risk Committee members and is recognised as an expert in risk management. He has a wealth of experience of audit and sitting on and chairing Audit and Risk Committees which he uses to bring the session to life and examine the challenges facing public sector Audit and Risk Committees


Kate Thurman
- Non-Executive Director of Colne Housing Society

The course content was comprehensive, clear and thought-provoking. Delivery was very well pitched and materials provided were instructive and well compiled; I am sure I shall use the slides as an excellent aide memoire in the course of my work sitting on a Housing Association Audit and Risk Committee. Brian demonstrated his very broad experience in using some fascinating case studies of real situations to illustrate the lessons, as well as relating other interesting situations he had encountered during his long career

Councillor Mohammed Nawaz
- Bedford Borough Council

This was a great training course. It was very useful for someone like me who is new to the Audit Committee