Artificial intelligence, courage on the board, climate and nature related reporting, Israel-Gaza, and the audit of fraud

European Audit Committee Leadership NetworkMay 2024

On April 9, 2024, members of the European Audit Committee Leadership Network (EACLN) and European Growth Audit Network (EGAN) met in Madrid for the following discussions:

  • An effective board: considerations for high-growth companies with Patrick Dunne OBE, chair, Boardelta; chair, Royal Voluntary Service; and chair, Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA)
  • Building a strong board-management relationship with European Audit Committee Leadership Network (EACLN) members Liz Hewitt, audit committee chair, Glencore and Nathalie Rachou, audit committee chair, Veolia
  • Combating corporate fraud: governance over fraud risk in high-growth companies with Sarah-Jane Boulos, partner, ESG lead, forensics and integrity services, EY

On April 10, EGAN members joined the European Audit Committee Leadership Network (EACLN) for a series of optional further discussions:[i]

  • Israel, Gaza, and the outlook for business with Ronen Koehler, former IDF submarine captain, currently advisor to CEOs of Israeli technology companies
  • Discussion on proposals to enhance auditor procedures on fraud with Jasper van den Hout, Director, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)

[i] These were optional sessions on the morning of April 10 with members of the European Growth Audit Network and European Audit Committee Leadership Network.