Head of IT Audit

Head of IT Audit role in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial business, this is an exciting opportunity to lead a rapidly growing group IT audit function.

The Head of IT Audit is a senior group-wide role, with a focus on shaping and delivering the future IT audit and risk strategy at this FTSE-30 consumer markets and retail group.

Working in partnership with the group CISO, group IS Director, divisional IS directors the Head of IT Audit will be responsible for establishing and leading the IT audit function and technology assurance programme, across this global business.

The Head of IT Audit should provide clear and consistent leadership across the business to establish and oversee the third-line of defence for technology risks globally. The role should provide thought leadership on IT and cyber security risk to executive management, the group audit committee and business stakeholders.

We are looking for a leader with significant experience in specialising in a role covering technology risk, IT audit and/or cyber security. You will be experienced in auditing, reviewing or providing oversight over IT security and cyber security functions, and have a clear understanding of the three lines defence and how IT audit assurance can add value. Experience in a global business or consultancy is preferred.

The Head of IT Audit will have an understanding of current market focus and trends for IT risk (for example automation/robotics, cyber crime, cloud computing etc) and have the ability to communicate IT risks and threats to business stakeholders.

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