Our client, a highly reputable building society, seeks a Chair of Audit to provide appropriate oversight, scrutiny, challenge and leadership to an established executive team and support and counsel the internal and external auditors to ensure the mutual meets its legal obligations. The individual will set and lead the Audit Committee’s agenda, supporting professionalism throughout the organisation and ensure effective communication with management and the Board is maintained.
We expect that the successful candidate will currently be sitting as a Non-Executive Director and/or Chair of Audit and have worked within and been approved by the UK financial services regulator/s. Furthermore, the individual will need to be a qualified accountant, be able to evidence detailed knowledge of technical internal auditing, and possess in-depth understanding of the principles and practice of good corporate governance
Candidates must possess independent judgement and tenacity to inspire confidence, challenge executive thinking and communicate with clarity and integrity.