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2023 LOMA Canada Internal Audit Annual Meeting

11/14/2023 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET
Manulife, 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario M4W 1E5

Overview

Who Attends

Internal Audit professionals from all career levels are invited to attend this annual meeting to gain new knowledge, share ideas and network with their industry peers.

Highlights

Topics for this event may include:

  • IFRS
  • Risk culture
  • Corporate governance
  • Three lines of defence (oversight function)
  • Life insurance enterprise risk management
  • ORSA
  • Quality assurance review
  • Third party audits
  • Cyber security

This meeting offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Presenters

Alyson Bailey-Flynn
Global Head and Managing Director Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Insurance, Wholesale Credit and Asia Pacific, Internal Audit, RBC
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Alyson Bailey-Flynn

Global Head and Managing Director Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Insurance, Wholesale Credit and Asia Pacific, Internal Audit, RBC

Bailey-Flynn is Global Head and Managing Director Capital Markets, Wealth Management, Insurance, Wholesale Credit and Asia Pacific, Internal Audit at RBC. She leads the global audit activities covering planning, execution, and reporting for the Capital Markets, Wealth Management and Insurance businesses, including trading, corporate and investment banking, operations, compliance and technology. She is also responsible for the enterprise coverage for wholesale credit, market and counterparty credit risk. Her earlier roles prior to joining RBC include SVP, Operational Risk overseeing operational risk methodology, oversight and third-party risk management; SVP, GRM Data and Analytics, where she led data and artificial intelligence risk management; and Regional Chief Auditor for UK and Europe. Bailey-Flynn started her career in Capital Markets in financial engineering, highlighted by the implementation of a new counterparty credit risk model and technology, credit derivatives front office technology build out, and analytics coverage across businesses including interest rate and equity derivatives. She is a Masters of Mathematical Finance graduate.

Dimple Bhatt
Senior Consultant, EY
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Dimple Bhatt

Senior Consultant, EY

Bhatt is a seasoned senior consultant at EY. Her expertise lies in the fields of internal audit, external quality assessments for internal audit functions, maturity assessments, and internal audit transformations. She has a wealth of cross-industry experience in delivering and working with internal audit teams and is enthusiastic about staying at the forefront of emerging trends and challenges within the internal audit sector. She holds an MBA and is a Certified Internal Auditor.

Sarah Black
Senior Manager, Internal Audit, Manulife
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: THIRD-PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT (TPRM)

Sarah Black

Senior Manager, Internal Audit, Manulife

Black is Senior Manager in Internal Audit at Manulife. During her nine years at the company, she has specialized in audits of HR, procurement, and marketing. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant and holds the Certified Internal Auditor designation.

Kelly Corbin
Chief Auditor, Sun Life Financial Trust and Sun Life Insurance; Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit, Canada Business Group, Sun Life
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Kelly Corbin

Chief Auditor, Sun Life Financial Trust and Sun Life Insurance; Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit, Canada Business Group, Sun Life

Corbin is a seasoned audit professional with over 15 years of experience within the financial sector. Currently, she is Chief Auditor for Sun Life Financial Trust and Sun Life Insurance, as well as Assistant Vice President of Internal Audit for the Sun Life Canada Business Group. She has spent over a decade in progressive roles within internal audit and focuses on building relationships with key stakeholders to strengthen controls from a risk-based perspective. She is known for building high performance teams to effectively deliver on audit priorities. Corbin holds an MBA.

Kaitlin DiAngelo
Manager, Security, Audit and Compliance, Richter
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:

Kaitlin DiAngelo

Manager, Security, Audit and Compliance, Richter

DiAngelo is Manager at Richter specializing in governance, risk, and compliance. A Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) specializing in Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), her prior and current roles in risk advisory include the delivery of cybersecurity and audit engagements for clients in the financial services, manufacturing, technology, regulatory, and lottery and gaming sectors.

Catharine Dutt, CPA, CA, CPA (Delaware), CGMA
Partner, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP LLP
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Catharine Dutt, CPA, CA, CPA (Delaware), CGMA

Partner, Enterprise Risk Services, MNP LLP

Catharine Dutt provides risk management and internal audit advisory services to clients across a wide range of industries, with a specialty in global financial services. Prior to joining MNP, she was a senior audit executive at a global financial institution, focused on enterprise risk management, internal audit transformation, and internal controls. She was also the chief audit executive for a U.S. national bank. Most recently, she was a risk consulting practice leader for Canadian business and technology risk, internal audit, and internal controls services. She has worked with clients across a variety of sectors, including banking, insurance, government, municipalities, healthcare, telecommunications, and transportation. She approaches client issues by leveraging industry experience with emerging topics, including global function planning and operations, and advanced data analytics.

Dutt is a frequent speaker on topics such as governance and control, strategic internal audit functions, and organizational culture and conduct risk. She has supported her community as a board member with the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto and a member of the Finance, Investments and Property Committee of the board of Wilfrid Laurier University.

Thanusan Ehamparanathan
Senior Manager, Audit Services, Manulife
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: THIRD-PARTY RISK MANAGEMENT (TPRM)

Thanusan Ehamparanathan

Senior Manager, Audit Services, Manulife

Ehamparanathan is Senior Manager in Audit Services at Manulife, with a primary focus on internal audits across global procurement and operations, marketing, and HR. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, with more than 10 years of experience working in both external and internal audit. In his current role, Ehamparanatham specializes in advanced data analytics and has completed a rotation with the Audit Services Data Analytics team.

Michelle Ellement
Director and Chief Auditor, The Empire Life Insurance Company
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Michelle Ellement

Director and Chief Auditor, The Empire Life Insurance Company

Ellement is Director and Chief Auditor at The Empire Life Insurance Company. She is responsible for developing and implementing an effective internal audit function that helps the organization accomplish its strategic objectives by evaluating and improving the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. She has 20 years of experience in financial services and is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Financial Services Auditor.

Nazeera Khan
Vice President and Chief Audit Officer, MCAN Financial Group
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Nazeera Khan

Vice President and Chief Audit Officer, MCAN Financial Group

Khan is Vice President and Chief Audit Officer, MCAN Financial Group. She leads the strategic direction of the internal audit function and is responsible for developing and executing a risk-based internal audit plan and providing assurance on the organization’s control environment to its board. Her 18 years of experience includes executing risk strategies and controls across all three lines of defence. Leveraging her international portfolio in regulated global financial institutions and private healthcare, she has expertise in corporate governance, internal control, risk management, compliance, regulatory requirements, management assurance and internal audit. She is involved in the IIA Toronto Chapter Small and Medium Financial Institutions Working Group, speaks at industry events, and is a board member and mentor for two non-profits.

Carlo Mariglia
Partner, Consulting Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Carlo Mariglia

Partner, Consulting Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Mariglia is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP in the Consulting Services practice. With 25 years of experience in external and internal audit, he specializes in leading internal and enterprise risk assessments within the life insurance industry. Mariglia is a trusted business advisor with a diverse skill set spanning various sectors, particularly in financial services. He is committed to helping organizations evolve by shaping strategy, facilitating change, and gauging performance. He is also passionate about nurturing and coaching individuals for growth, guided by a strong sense of purpose and values.

Amélie Vidal
Acting Head of Internal Audit, iA Financial Group
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Amélie Vidal

Acting Head of Internal Audit, iA Financial Group

Vidal is Acting Head of Internal Audit at iA Financial Group. Before joining the company, she worked as an internal auditor for the Office of Internal Oversight Services of the United Nations in Geneva and in New York, and has compiled more than 20 years of experience in the fields of financial auditing and internal auditing. Vidal is a graduate of HEC Montréal, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor. She also serves as President of the Québec City Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Treasurer of the Union francophone des auditeurs internes and is a member of the Canada Advisory Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors Canada.

Ileana Vitores
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Functions and Risk Management, Sun Life
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: GENERAL SESSION

Ileana Vitores

Assistant Vice President, Corporate Functions and Risk Management, Sun Life

Vitores is Assistant Vice President, Corporate Functions and Risk Management, Sun Life, with over 20 years of financial services industry experience. She joined the company in 2006 as a senior auditor and progressively assumed more responsibilities. Throughout her career, she has been involved in various audit portfolios including Investments, Audit Standards and Quality Assurance, and Canada Business Group. In her diverse roles, she has had the opportunity to apply her extensive knowledge of control frameworks, making contributions to strengthen Sun Life’s internal controls and ensure compliance. Vitores is a Public Accountant with an Argentinean designation. Prior to joining Sun Life, she spent over ten years working for an Argentinian government agency focused on pension funds and gained valuable experience in control assessments, developing regulatory requirements, and investigating fraud.

Mark Walsh
Senior Manager, Richter
  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023

    10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.:

Mark Walsh

Senior Manager, Richter

Walsh is Senior Manager at Richter, specializing in cybersecurity, PCI compliance, threat and risk assessments, and incident response. As a Certified Information Security Systems Professional, Certified Information Systems Auditor, and Qualified Security Assessor, he is passionate about promoting security awareness and education and how cybersecurity can be a business enabler for his clients.

Agenda

Registration

Early Bird Fees (by Oct. 23, 2023)
Member: CD$300 + HST
Non-member: CD$450 + HST

Standard Fees (after Oct. 23, 2023)
Member: CD$450 + HST
Non-member: CD$675 + HST

Cancellation Policy

In the event that a scheduled meeting or event is cancelled by LIMRA/LOMA for any reason, LIMRA/LOMA shall refund any conference registration fees that have been paid by the registrant. Under no circumstances, however, shall LIMRA/LOMA be liable to the registrant for any other expenses including, but not limited to, airfare and hotel expenses incurred by the registrant.

All cancellations must be received in writing. Email customer.service@limra.com. Cancellations received by October 30, 2023, will be refunded, less a CD$100 processing fee. No refunds will be issued after October 30, 2022.

2023 COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols

Please check this page regularly for health and safety updates.
Updated: [3/8/2023]

LIMRA and LOMA and LIC are committed to health and safety. We request that all conference and event attendees follow any and all applicable COVID-19 restrictions, rules, and safety requirements at the event that are either required by applicable law, rule or ordinance, or the event location. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during these unprecedented times.

On-Site at the Event

  • Adhere to social distance protocols.
  • Wash hands frequently throughout the meeting.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing.
  • Comply with any protocol signage displayed.
  • Self-monitor and report any symptoms to meeting organizers immediately.
  • If you are having symptoms and need to seek medical attention, there will be a list of service options available.
  • If you test POSITIVE for COVID:
    • Notify the meeting organizer and if you choose to remain at the conference, self-quarantine in your room for at least three days, or until you receive a NEGATIVE test result.
    • Once you test NEGATIVE, you may return to the conference. Please wear a mask for the duration of the conference.
    • Report your status to the convening team so the proper contact tracing interview can be conducted.

Post Event

  • Notify event organizer if you test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home.

Hotel / Venue

Manulife
200 Bloor Street East
Toronto, Ontario M4W 1E5

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905-530-2309

lomacanada@loma.org

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