Chief Internal Auditor

United Kingdom


Sally was appointed Chief Internal Auditor in July 2014. Her role is to run the 650 strong global function as it provides assurance to key stakeholders on the effectiveness of the control environment at Barclays. She is passionate about helping the Bank succeed through the work BIA does with the businesses and functions and through the continuous programme of improvement within the function itself. A qualified Executive coach and Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management Sally also mentors staff within Barclays and is the ExCo sponsor for the Well Being agenda. She also sits on the Board of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Sally has launched BIA Vision which is to be ‘Leaders in Assurance’ by Being Brilliant, Being Impactful and Being Agile.

Until February 2014 Sally was the Chief of Administration for BIA. Her responsibilities revolved around Strategy for the function along with Professional Practices including QA, Training and Development, BIA Operations and Communications.

Sally joined Barclays in September 2012, from RBS where she was Head of Operational Risk, Global Banking and Markets. In her 9 years at RBS, Sally has held various audit roles in Wealth and Corporate Markets along with heading up Audit Strategy, Operations and Development. Prior to this Sally spent 18 years at JP MorganChase where she became Audit Partner and Co-Head of Investment Banking Audit for EMEA. Sally graduated from the University of East Anglia with a bachelors in English and Comparative Literature and she holds an MBA from the University of Warwick. Sally has a track record of success in developing and executing strategy, driving operational excellence and audit delivery.

Sally lives in Hertfordshire with her husband. She has a son and a daughter and also has two step-daughters.


 10:00 - 10:50 (05/10/2018)

 ROOM N102

(ROOM 102) C.S 5.3. Discussion Panel: Challenges faced by internal auditors in the financial sector

The new world concept of fast business changes is a red flag to Internal Audit Departments of financial sector companies as it is always affected by geo-political risks and the constant risks of cybersecurity.

This discussion panel will provide the distinguished and common points of view of CAEs from 3 of the top banking groups of Europe, who will be able to also discuss what are the challenges faced by the profession when dealing with the sector´s exposure to emerging risks from digitalisation and the rise of services that are impacting in the economic environment.







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