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Internal Audit

Internal Audit Department provides an independent, objective assurance and consulting service for Sydney Local Health District to support improvements to business operations. We evaluate risk management, control, and governance processes to help the District to operate in an efficient, effective and ethical manner and achieve its vision of excellence in health and healthcare for all. 

Our staff have extensive experience in a wide range of specialities including audit, government, accounting, nursing, radiography and other clinical areas. Our work includes a focus on three areas; audits, fraud and corruption and consulting activities.

Audit and Risk Management Committee

The Internal Audit Department, together with representatives from Digital Health & Innovation, Finance & Risk and External Audit, meets quarterly with the Audit and Risk Management Committee to discuss audit reviews completed and matters related to auditing and risk management.

Audit and Risk Management Committee Members

Jim Mitchell

Independent Chair

CLAIR Government Executive Exchange Program, Tokyo and Nara Japan, Regional Administration and Management

Executive Development, Mount Eliza Business School

Fellowship, CPA Australia

Certificate Accountancy, TAFE NSW

Certificate Computer Processing, TAFE NSW

Gerardine Brus

Independent Member

Bachelor of Business

Fellow, Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA)

Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD)

Leah Fricke

Independent Member

Cybersecurity/Business Strategy, MIT Sloan School of Management

Innovation Governance for Directors, DeGroote School of Business – McMaster University with the Directors College Canada

Master of Business Administration, University of Sydney Business School

Master of Business Administration (Strategy and Economics), Australian Graduate School of Management

Corporate Governance, Governance Institute of Australia

Bachelor of Law (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne

Dux of School, Japanese & Maths Prize, Exchange Student, Middle School Award for Work Sport, and Leadership, Girton College

Adjudicator, Governance Awards, Australasian Reporting Awards

Mary Haines

Independent Member

Sydney Local Health District Board Member

Adjunct Professor Menzies Centre for Health Policy and Economics, University of Sydney

PhD Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UCL), UK

Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Fulbright Scholar at Rand Corporation/UCLA/Veterans Health Administration based in USA

Bachelor of Arts (Honours in Psychology), University of Sydney