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Amanda Smith Risk advisory
Director, Risk Advisory

Amanda Smith

Risk advisory

Areas of expertise

Internal Audit; Technology Assurance; Governance; Enterprise Risk Management; Controls Assurance; Controls transformation; Fraud investigations.


Amanda is a Director in the Risk Advisory practice focussing on internal audit and risk management, with nearly 20 years’ experience in providing advisory and assurance solutions to corporates, government departments, not-for-profits, and financial services.

Having trained with and built upon a Big 4 background, Amanda has over ten years’ experience in industry, has successfully led internal audit and risk functions with high tech and data rich organisations’ and has radically transformed the approaches taken to the delivery of advisory and assurance services.

Amanda's industry experience has provided a deep understanding of the risks and challenges complex businesses face, and importantly the challenges to working positively and constructively with third parties to improve the risk, control and governance mechanisms in a supportive and pragmatic way that adds sustainable value.

With a breadth of experience working at board level, with non-execs and board chairs, and a proven track record for operational and strategic delivery, Amanda can work creatively to assure and advise on risk and assurance solutions that drive real and lasting change.

Notable client work and achievements

  • Head of Internal Audit for a range of organisations.
  • Chief Risk officer for a central government department, leading the transformation of the second and third lines of assurance.
  • Developed and implemented enterprise risk management frameworks for organisations.
  • Led on a number of outsource and strategic co-source relationships with complex institutions.
  • Led the development of ESG frameworks for a range of institutions.
  • Led on strategic reviews of end-to-end IT and business processes.
  • Provided counter-fraud services including investigations working with multi-jurisdictional institutions.

Professional qualifications/memberships

  • Chartered member and Fellow of the Institute of Internal Audit
  • Accredited Counter Fraud Professional

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