He is a qualified accountant who took up appointment, in June 2012, as Director of Internal Audit at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
His entire career has been dedicated to Internal Audit, Risk Management and Corporate
Governance within the professional services and PLC environments. In the sixteen years
prior to KAUST, he operated at the most senior organizational levels, utilizing his
drive, energy and intellect to proactively support senior leaders, Audit Committees and
Boards to drill into detail, get to the heart of issues and effect positive
Directly prior to joining KAUST, he spent four years with a FTSE 250, £1bn turnover, care home business, where he established and managed the Group Internal Audit Function to ‘Centre of Excellence’ standards. In this capacity, he led and deployed a multidisciplinary team, promoting internal control through effective partnership with the business, delivering joined-up assurance and improving systems and working methods.
In a twelve-year career with Deloitte, he played a key role in the marketing and delivery of internal audit, risk management and consultancy assignments to the private and public sectors. Latterly, he headed Deloitte’s Enterprise Risk Services, Internal Audit and Risk Management team in the North East of England where, amongst other senior positions, he held the role of Head of Internal Audit for the University of Sheffield, the University of Hull, and Lancaster University.
He holds an MA from Glasgow University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of
Public Finance and Accountancy and the Institute of Internal Auditors.