Chief Audit Executive



Maureen Vermeij-de Vries is Chief Audit Executive at CZ, the number three health insurance company of the Netherlands. She is Chartered Accountant. After nine years of experience as an external accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers, she started in the internal audit profession thirteen years ago. She is member of the Taskforce IA AM, member of IIA Netherlands and president of the Members’ Group of Internal and Government Auditors of the Royal Netherlands Institute of Chartered Accountants (NBA LIO). As a member of the curatorium Post Master Accountancy at Tilburg University she matches the needs of the accountant practice program and monitors the quality. This role gave here the opportunity to develop a program on internal audit.


 15:50 - 16:40 (04/10/2018)

 ROOM N101

(ROOM N101) C.S 3.1. Internal Audit ambition model: Be the game changer

In a globally connected world, there is a growing need for Internal Audit Functions (IAF) to deliver added value to their organisations. Stakeholders expect more from their IAFs. Therefore advocacy is critical to elevate the image, and it begins at home.

The Internal Audit Ambition Model (IA AM) was introduced at the IIA Netherlands Conference June 2016 as a self-assessment tool. In 2017 it has developed into a communication and benchmarking instrument. It also supports IAFs getting up to standard with the IPPF.

The IA AM can be applied from three angles:

1. For CAEs: Dare to express your ambitions and check if you comply with the IPPF standards. The IA AM supports to develop a clear road map to realize your ambitions and is an easy tool to compare your ambition and achievements with your peers.

2. For Board members: The IA AM supports the CAEs dialogue in a clear and simple way with the Audit Committee or the Supervisory Board by providing the relevant themes and topics.

3. For Professional bodies: Use the IA AM as a benchmark tool to get an insight of the current state and ambition levels of IAFs in your country. Our ambition is to extend the benchmark to a worldwide view.

Let’s take a next step in a broad professional dialogue amongst auditors by sharing experiences, insights and good practices. Be the game changer!







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