Public Sector Internal Audit (PSIA) Conference 2014
CPE HOURS: 16
VENUE : Marina Mandarin Singapore
FEE : $1,220.00 (IIA, ISACA Member)
$1,440.00 (Non-member)

START DATE : 08/04/2014
TIME : 9AM - 5PM
END DATE : 09/04/2014
ENROLMENT DEADLINE : 01/04/2014
Download PDF : Course Brochure




CONFERENCE OVERVIEW
The public sector plays a significant role in the development of any economy and IIA Singapore recognises that internal auditors – working in governments and all publicly controlled or publicly funded agencies, enterprises, as well as other entities that deliver public programs, goods, or services – should be at the forefront in making economic progress happen.

IIA Singapore and Civil Service College Singapore are proud to launch this year\'s Public Sector Internal Audit (PSIA) Conference with the theme “Taking The Lead In Effective Governance.” International thought leaders with great passion for public service will speak at the event on governance,risk management, reforms and internal controls.


WHO SHOULD ATTEND
→ Finance professionals, management and executive staff who play a part in governance and internal control
→ Public sector internal audit professionals
→ Governance, risk and compliance specialists who wish to better understand the frameworks underpinning public sector governance, risk management and assurance


CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
→ Gain practical insights from international and local speakers on governance in the public sector
→ Take away lessons on public sector governance best practices from around the world
→ Maximise your networking opportunities with like-minded peers


REGISTRATION FEES*
STANDARD RATE(1 March 2014 onwards)
IIA MEMBER** - S$1,220
IIA AFFILIATES’ MEMBERS*** - S$1,299
NON-MEMBER - S$1,440

*All fees quoted are in Singapore Dollars (SGD) incl. 7% GST
**Rate also applicable to members of ISACA
***Includes members of ACCA, ACFE, CPA Australia, ISCA, SIAS and SID

++For Affiliates\\\' registration, please email us at conference@iia.org.sg for manual registration to enjoy the rates above.


HOTEL ACCOMODATION^

Acclaimed award-winning five-star luxury hotel in the heart of the city, Marina Mandarin Singapore offers breathtaking views of the Marina Bay and financial district, as well as convenient access to the Marina Square Shopping Mall. (Map)

^Preferential corporate room rates available from S$295++ for conference delegate! Enquire today!


ENQUIRIES & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
To register your interest as a delegate, sponsor or exhibitor for the PSIA Conference, please email or contact: conference@iia.org.sg OR +65 6324 9029


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME^
DAY 1: 8 APRIL 2014, TUESDAY

0800 - 0900: Registration / Welcome Coffee & Tea

0900 - 0910: Welcome Address
Mr. Eric Lim, President, IIA Singapore

0910 - 0920: Welcome Address
Mr. Patrick Lau, Institute of Public Administration & Management, CSC Singapore

0920 - 0935: Opening Address
Guest-of-Honour, Ms. Lim Soo Hoon, Permanent Secretary (Finance) (Performance), Ministry of Finance

0935 - 1025: Plenary 1 - Auditing Performance to Improve Service Delivery
Mr. Andrew Greaves, BEc FCA FCPA, Auditor-General of Queensland [Read More]

1025 - 1050: Morning Tea

1050 - 1140: Plenary 2 - Data Analytics in the Detection of Fraud
Ms. H. Tina Kim, CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CITP, CGAP, CFF, CGMA, CRMA, Deputy Comptroller for State Accountability at Office of the New York State Comptroller [Read More]

1140 - 1230: Plenary 3 - A Practical Approach to implementing ERM in the Public Sector: The CPF Board Experience
Ms. Eileen Tay, Senior Deputy Director (Risk Management), Central Provident Fund Board [Read More]

1230 - 1340: Lunch

1340 - 1425: Breakout Session 4
[Breakout 4A] Implementing COSO 2013: Implications for Public Sector Organisations
Mr. James Roth, PhD, CIA, CCSA, CRMA, President, AuditTrends, LLC [Read More]
[Breakout 4B] Strategies for Auditing Outsourced Operations - Protecting Your Organisation\'s Interests
Mr. Willy Leow, CA (Singapore), CIA, CISA, CRMA, MBA, Partner, Risk Advisory Services, BDO LLP [Read More]

1425 - 1510: Breakout Session 5
[Breakout 5A] The ‘3 Wise Men’: Are they the Answers to Public Sector Organisations\' Information Needs?
Mr. Chart Chai Chayavirabood, Head of Business Intelligence, Information Technology Consulting, Protiviti South East Asia [Read More]
[Breakout 5B] Linking the Risk Assessment with the Internal Audit Plan - A South African Perspective
Mr. Deon van der Westhuizen, CA (SA), CIA, Director, Watermark Assurance Services,
South Africa [Read More]

1510 - 1535: Afternoon Tea

1535 - 1625: Plenary 6 - Providing Independent Assurance in Project Governance and Risk Management
Mr. Christo van Rensburg, Experienced Risk Professional [Read More]

1625 - 1710: Plenary 7 - Internal Control: A Question Of Balance
Mr. Andrew Greaves, BEc FCA FCPA, Auditor-General of Queensland [Read More]

DAY 2: 9 APRIL 2014, WEDNESDAY

0800 - 0900: Registration / Welcome Coffee & Tea

0900 - 0950: Plenary 8 - Emerging Trends in Public Sector Fraud
Dr. Adam Tomison, BSc (Hons) (Deakin), PhD (Monash), Director (Chief Executive), Australian Institute of Criminology [Read More]

0950 - 1040: Plenary 9 - Seven Auditing Tools to Enhance Efficiency in the Public Sector
Mr. Deon van der Westhuizen, CA (SA), CIA Director, Watermark Assurance Services, South Africa [Read More]

1040 - 1110: Morning Tea

1110 - 1200: Plenary 10 - Data Analytics in Action – A Case Study in Fighting Fraud
Mr. Shagen Ganason, Chief Assurance Officer, Department of Conservation, New Zealand [Read More]

1200 - 1325: Lunch

1325 - 1415: Plenary 11 - Value For Money – Managing Risks, Linking with Assurance – A Local Perspective
Mr. Irving Low, Partner and Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG [Read More]

1415 - 1505: Plenary 12 - Emerging Risks for the Region - What Should Be on Your Risk Radar
Mr. Uantchern Loh, Chief Executive, Singapore Accountancy Commission [Read More]

1505 - 1525: Afternoon Tea

1525 - 1615: Plenary 13 - Enterprise Risk Management: An Insight to JTC’s Journey
Mr. Ho Tuck Chuen, Group Chief Financial Officer, Jurong Town Corporation [Read More]

1615 - 1700: Panel Discussion - Effective Governance in the Public Sector
Moderator:
Mr. Irving Low, Partner and Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG [Read More]
Panelists:
Mr. Don Yeo, Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Central Provident Fund [Read More]
Mr. Ho Tuck Chuen, Group Chief Financial Officer, Jurong Town Corporation [Read More]
Mr. James Wong, Deputy Secretary (Policy), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office [Read More]
Mr. Uantchern Loh, Chief Executive, Singapore Accountancy Commission [Read More]

Panel synopsis:
Demand for a higher level of responsbility and accountability has shone the spotlight on the Public Sector as stakeholders expect more, not just for the services provided but also how they are being provided. Recent cases of exceptions and lapses in internal control have clearly signalled a need for greater focus on more effective governance, especially in the Public Sector.

This discussion will give insights into what constitutes an ‘effective governance’ structure. Panelists from the various sectors will share their work and personal experiences of governance and how it may apply to the public sector. Exceptions and lapses would almost invariably happen at any organisation, as no system of internal control guarantees a foolproof and risk-free environment. The panel will focus on three key attributes of an internal control framework: PEOPLE, PROCESS and SYSTEMS. A balance must be struck between both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ controls, and the challenge lies in finding the equilibrium. The PEOPLE aspect, or the ‘soft’ controls in particular, are crucial as effective governance is a true reflection of culture, ethics and more importantly, the tone from the top.
^Programme indicated may be subject to change.







SPEAKERS & SYNOPSIS


Andrew Greaves
BEc FCA FCPA
Auditor-General of Queensland

Auditing Performance to Improve Service Delivery


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 9.35AM to 10.25AM

An audit of service delivery involves the appraisal of actual performance against management intent. Key performance indicators provide the foundation for calibrating expectations and measuring success.
It is in management’s interest to develop a suite of meaningful indicators that facilitates both strong oversight by their governing body, and service improvement.
Internal and external auditors have a role to play given their expertise in operational and financial performance audits. This session canvasses the attributes of good performance indicators and discusses their practical application in audits.

About the speaker
Andrew Greaves was appointed as the 22nd Auditor-General of Queensland in December 2011. This appointment is the culmination of a 30 year career predominantly in public sector external audit, which began with the Australian National Audit Office in Canberra.
Before taking up his present role, Andrew was an Assistant Auditor-General with the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office; and immediately prior to that he worked as a management consultant in the early 2000’s.
His areas of expertise cover both financial and performance auditing, as well as risk management and internal control.
Andrew studied Economics and Accounting at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow both of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and of CPA Australia.



H. Tina Kim
CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA, CITP, CGAP, CFF, CGMA, CRMA
Deputy Comptroller for State Accountability at Office of the New York State Comptroller

Data Analytics in the Detection of Fraud


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 10.50AM to 11.40AM

More and more government auditors are incorporating computer-based deductive-detection approaches in their audit work to identify improper payments. In this session participants will learn how data analytics and the deductive detection process can be used to find fraud. Through the use of case studies the session will illustrate the application of these techniques in practice.

About the speaker
Tina Kim is the Office of the New York State Comptroller\\\\\\\'s Deputy Comptroller for Accountability. She previously served as the New York City Comptroller’s Deputy Comptroller for Audit, as well as the leader of the New York State Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Cabinet’s Internal Control and Fraud Prevention Working Group. Ms. Kim is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Government Organization Audit Committee Taskforce, the Institute of Internal Auditor’s Public Sector Committee and Exposure Draft Working Group, and a former member and current chair of the AICPA’s Government Performance and Accountability Committee. She is the co-author of the 2nd Edition of the Audit Committee Toolkit: Government Organizations, as well as numerous articles and other publications on auditing and fraud related topics. Previously, Ms. Kim served as the New York State Department of Transportation’s Director of the Audit and Civil Rights Division and as the Deputy Inspector General for Audit with the Office of the State Inspector General. Ms. Kim has a Masters degree in Accounting and Information Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Economics.



Eileen Tay
Senior Deputy Director (Risk Management), Central Provident Fund Board

A Practical Approach to Implementing ERM in the Public Sector: The CPF Board Experience


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 11.40AM to 12.30PM

CPF Board embarked on its risk management journey 10 years ago in 2003. This presentation takes a closer look at CPF Board\\\\\\\'s approach to ERM, mapping out the current risk governance structure and the process of implementing it within the organisation. It will also share with delegates the 5 key lessons learnt in the course of this journey.

About the speaker
Ms Eileen Tay is the Head of Risk Management Department of the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF Board) in Singapore from November 2013. She oversees the Risk Management Department which provides risk advisory, business continuity management and data analytics services. Prior to her current role, she was the Head of Internal Audit Division of the CPF Board from 2009 to 2013 which provides internal audit and consulting services, conducts risk management reviews and manages independent auditors and CPF Board’s whistleblowing programme. Before her risk management and internal audit roles, she had over 20 years of experience in the investment management industry and was previously the Head of Fund Management Department of CPF Board.




James Roth
PhD, CIA, CCSA, CRMA
President, AuditTrends, LLC

Implementing COSO 2013: Implications for Public Sector Organisations


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 1.30PM to 2.15PM

The COSO group revised its seminal “Internal Control – Integrated Framework” for the first time in 20 years. In this information-packed session you will hear from one of the world’s leading experts on COSO:

• What’s new and what’s the same
• What’s required to say internal control is effective under the new principles-based framework
• What the changes might mean for public sector organizations in Singapore

About the speaker
James Roth has three decades of progressive internal audit and teaching experience. His publications include nine AuditTrends seminars, nine books and seven other major works for the IIA International.

In 2008 the IIA gave Jim the Bradford Cadmus Memorial Award, which was “established…to honor individuals making the greatest contribution to the advancement of the internal audit profession.”

"Very engaging presenter. He did a great job with this topic."
– IIA Midwestern Regional Conference 2013

"Good approach and tools to use. Great speaker. Passion and presence engaging. Great session!"
– IIA Governance, Risk and Control Conference 2010




Willy Leow
CA (Singapore), CIA, CISA, CRMA, MBA
Partner, Risk Advisory Services, BDO LLP

Strategies for Auditing Outsourced Operations - Protecting Your Organisation\\\\\\\'s Interests


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 1.30PM to 2.15PM

Organisations have outsourced non-core operating functions to focus on key business drivers to streamline their operations. This can include outsourcing of IT contracts, payroll functions amongst others. This session explores how internal auditors can better review outsourced functions stating from the organisation aspects to the performance of the service contracts. The speaker will also review limitations of such audits as well as make reference to past experience in reviewing such operations.

About the speaker
Willy is currently a Partner in BDO LLP heading the Risk Advisory Services practice which manages assignments relating to Corporate Governance such as internal audits and Enterprise Risk Management. Willy has assisted in internal audit reviews for several government ministries and Statutory Boards including reviewing procurement processes and other management activities. Willy also leads several outsourced internal audits of SGX and Catalist listed companies as well as other organisations such as Charities and Associations.

Willy graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from NTU as well as a Master of Business Administration (Management of IT) from NTU.



Chart Chai Chayavirabood
Head of Business Intelligence, Information Technology Consulting, Protiviti South East Asia

The ‘3 Wise Men’: Are they the Answers to Public Sector Organisations\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Information Needs?


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 2.15PM to 3.00PM

The ‘3 Wise Men’: Are they the Answers to Public Sector Organisations\\\\\\\' Information Needs?

How can these 3 Wise Men add value to public sector organisations in the areas of Fraud Management, Information Management and Data Analysis. With real-life public sector case studies, what should public sector organisations do to reap the benefits of the 3 Wise Men?

About the speaker
CHART CHAI CHAYAVIRABOOD is currently the Head of Business Intelligence (BI), Information Technology Consulting of Protiviti South East Asia. With over 18 years of experience, Chart Chai has a solid track record in providing clients with BI solutions that address complex business needs and influence critical business decisions. His areas of specialization include financial services, healthcare, and consumer products and services. Chart has spent his entire working career specializing in project management, design and development of BI systems and he has extensive experience working with industry leading Data Warehousing / BI tools like SAP Business Objects, Oracle, IBM DataStage and Cognos, Qlikview and ZAP technologies.



Deon van der Westhuizen
CA (SA), CIA
Director, Watermark Assurance Services,
South Africa

Linking the Risk Assessment with the Internal Audit Plan - A South African Perspective


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 2.15PM to 3.00PM

With close to three decades of experience in public and private sector auditing in South Africa, Deon shares in this session, a spectrum of risks faced by public sector internal auditors in South Africa. His presentation will give examples of what the IA profession is facing, which include governance, risk management, financial, operational, HR, IT and internal audit risks. He also proposes a solution in the form of the ISO31000 framework to address these risks. The top ten risks on every South African public sector internal auditor\\\\\\\'s audit plan will be presented. He will also examine one unique risk that the Singapore public sector is facing - the risk of adverse public opinion and containment in this multimedia age - and how this risk can be effectively tackled.

About the speaker
Deon van der Westhuizen has been instrumental in Internal Auditing as a Profession in South Africa through involvement in Continuous Processional Development and the learnership program in South Africa. Deon has contributed articles to the Internal Audit Update publication and is recognised by organisations throughout South Africa and Namibia as a specialist in the field of governance, risk and control. He has extensive experience in Governance, Risk Assessment and Management, Internal Auditing, Supply Chain Management, Performance Auditing. He has been the Head of Internal Auditing or technical Advisor for various clients. He acted as technical advisor on a consortium contract which included EY and LMD Africa. He has been involved in the field of auditing since 1984, and started his own business Watermark Assurance Services in 1997. Deon has completed his articles at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in 1986. He spent a period of time at the SA Reserve Bank as part of the Bank Supervision Department during the development of the Deposit-taking Institutions Act. During the time he was involved in the Masterbond, Cape Investment Bank and Pretoria Bank liquidation processes.



Christo van Rensburg
Experienced Risk Professional

Providing Independent Assurance in Project Governance and Risk Management


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 3.20PM to 4.10PM

Provides overview of independent project assurance, the relevance and benefit thereof and skills required.
• Project risk management – application thereof, accountability for project risk management and the reporting and project risks
• Project manager’s responsibility
• Project steering committee’s responsibility

About the speaker
Christo possesses extensive experience in enterprise risk management, corporate governance, internal auditing and insurance, gained whilst working within the mining industry, services to the mining industry, utilities industry and multinational organisations in both Perth and South Africa. His key strengths include the ability to design and implement risk management frameworks and strategies, to educate business in risk management to ensure that risk is considered in decision making as well as factored into business planning, business strategy and projects. He has significant experience in undertaking project reviews having gained experience as part of major capital projects as well as conducting high level and in-depth, independent project reviews.



Andrew Greaves
BEc FCA FCPA
Auditor-General of Queensland

Internal Control: A Question Of Balance


8 April 2014 (Tuesday) - 4.10PM to 5.00PM

The COSO Internal Control: Integrated Framework is widely recognised as providing better practice insights into how to establish effective internal controls in an entity.
But, there is a balance to be struck: control “costs” and this cost must be calibrated against the benefits that it produces. Recognising that no system of internal control is perfect nor does it provide any absolute guarantees about the absence of error or fraud, how does the governing body, management and the auditor establish that they have the balance “just right”?
This session discusses how risk and control must be considered together; starting with a clear expression of management’s “risk appetite”. It also covers the role of internal audit–firstly, as an integral part of the system of internal controls, and secondly as a ‘catalyst for change’.

About the speaker
Andrew Greaves was appointed as the 22nd Auditor-General of Queensland in December 2011. This appointment is the culmination of a 30 year career predominantly in public sector external audit, which began with the Australian National Audit Office in Canberra.
Before taking up his present role, Andrew was an Assistant Auditor-General with the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office; and immediately prior to that he worked as a management consultant in the early 2000’s.
His areas of expertise cover both financial and performance auditing, as well as risk management and internal control.
Andrew studied Economics and Accounting at the Australian National University. He is a Fellow both of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and of CPA Australia.



Dr. Adam Tomison
BSc (Hons) (Deakin), PhD (Monash)
Director (Chief Executive), Australian Institute of Criminology

Emerging Trends in Public Sector Fraud


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 9.00AM to 9.50AM

The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) is Australia’s national research and knowledge centre on crime and justice. Dr. Tomison will describe the nature of public sector fraud and emerging fraud trends in both Australia and around the region. He will also present the latest published findings of the AIC’s annual survey of fraud experienced by Australian Government agencies. The changing nature of the fraud risk environment is examined for its challenges and opportunities, and examples will be provided on how to make effective use of fraud principles respond to public sector fraud.

About the speaker
Adam Tomison was appointed Director and Chief Executive of the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) in July 2009. He is internationally recognised as an expert in the field of child abuse, the prevention of child abuse and other family violence and the development and operation of child protection and family support systems. He has worked over the past three decades with a range of government, non-government organisations and advocacy groups and prior to his appointment with the AIC he was Head of the Child Protection Program at the Menzies School of Health Research. From 2004–2008 he held various senior executive positions within the Northern Territory Department of Health and Families, including the position of Director of Family and Children’s Services. Dr Tomison is currently appointed as an Honorary Professor at the Australian Catholic University and sits on a number of Boards, including the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, and the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. In 2011 he was awarded an inaugural Deakin University Alumni of the Year Award for outstanding service and achievement in his profession and for the community.



Deon van der Westhuizen
CA (SA), CIA
Director, Watermark Assurance Services,
South Africa

Seven Auditing Tools to Enhance Efficiency in the Public Sector


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 9.50AM to 10.40AM

Efficiency includes the element of the use of economic resources, and many of the elements of productivity. This presentation will cover: setting the efficiency parameters in the planning phases (strategic and operational planning), and setting standards for efficiency and monitor the achievement of those standards in the performance management processes. The development of the dashboard to measure efficiency will also be covered.
The seven tools will include standard costing as a standard setting tool (quantity, price and efficiency standards), detailed cost analysis to cover economic use of resources – specifically focusing on the labour/employee element and some of the productivity tools like network analysis, PERT, Critical path analysis.
These tools are frequently used by leading organization s known for their efficiency and
with some modification can be well-used in the public sector.

About the speaker
Deon van der Westhuizen has been instrumental in Internal Auditing as a Profession in South Africa through involvement in Continuous Processional Development and the learnership program in South Africa. Deon has contributed articles to the Internal Audit Update publication and is recognised by organisations throughout South Africa and Namibia as a specialist in the field of governance, risk and control. He has extensive experience in Governance, Risk Assessment and Management, Internal Auditing, Supply Chain Management, Performance Auditing. He has been the Head of Internal Auditing or technical Advisor for various clients. He acted as technical advisor on a consortium contract which included EY and LMD Africa. He has been involved in the field of auditing since 1984, and started his own business Watermark Assurance Services in 1997. Deon has completed his articles at Deloitte, Haskins and Sells in 1986. He spent a period of time at the SA Reserve Bank as part of the Bank Supervision Department during the development of the Deposit-taking Institutions Act. During the time he was involved in the Masterbond, Cape Investment Bank and Pretoria Bank liquidation processes.



Shagen Ganason
Chief Assurance Officer, Department of Conservation, New Zealand

Data Analytics in Action – A Case Study in Fighting Fraud


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 11.10AM to 12.00PM

Fraud is a multi million dollar business and it is increasing every year. The public sector is not immune to fraud. With the scale and volume of data available today, it is easy for a fraudster to hide in the background unnoticed. Traditional approaches either takes too long or are not effective – often like winning the lottery as the odds are against you. This session will use real life case studies to demonstrate how data analytics can be used to uncover fraud.

In this session, participants will:
• Understand why data analytics is a useful tool in fighting fraud
• Discover how to use tools and resources available on the internet to find and narrow your search
• Hear why internal control systems are never good enough
• Learn to how to identify red flags
• Hear about the implications for internal audit and how it can be integrated into a typical fraud investigation.

About the speaker
Shagen Ganason has over 25 years of experience in the field of accounting, audit and risk management. His experience has been global, taking him across many cultures and a variety of industries including manufacturing, airline, agriculture, financial services and government in over 20 countries across 3 continents.
He is currently with the Department of Conservation, a New Zealand Central Government Agency, as its Chief Assurance Officer, overseeing internal audit and risk management - a position he has held since 2007. Prior to arriving in New Zealand, he was CFO and Finance Director for a British Government investment arm based in Indonesia.
Shagen has presented to local IIA chapters as well as international IIA events, with a focus on internal audit, risk management and governance.



Irving Low
Partner and Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG

Value For Money – Managing Risks, Linking with Assurance – A Local Perspective


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 1.25PM to 2.15PM

The concept of Value for Money is critical, in particular, from the perspective of the Public Sector. The higher level of responsibility and accountability in the Public Sector has put the spotlight in this sector as stakeholders expect more not just for the public service they provide, but how they are being provided.

The 2012/2013 Auditor-General Office’s report presented to Parliament highlighted several areas, which required further improvements and work in various government ministries, statutory boards and agencies in its systems and processes. Many relates to the procurement process, in particular, not just with respect to value it creates but also the savings it achieves. This so called “Value For Money” (VFM), is gaining momentum and attention from all quarters, with the key focus on the ability to spend economically, effectively and efficiently. Most commonly known as the 3M’s in VFM, public sector entities need to revisit their strategies and approach to ensure that these elements are incorporated into their decision making process when procuring or spending.

In this session, we hope to share how organisations, in the public sector, can deal better with the 3Ms in VFM in a practical manner which is relevant and understood vis-a-vis the risk factors. Selecting the lowest quote when procuring services or goods may not necessarily address the risks faced by the organisation. The conventional method may no longer be good enough to ensure performance and conformance.

About the speaker
Mr. Irving is Partner with KPMG Advisory LLP in Singapore. He currently heads the Risk Consulting practice. He has been with KPMG for over 21 years, having worked in both the London and Singapore offices. His focus is varied across many industries, such as property development and construction, manufacturing, insurance, engineering and financial services. Irving works with numerous large multi nationals as the lead regional lead partner, for the out-sourced IA role and function. He also leads many local engagements partner in both the private and public sectors. Irving is KPMG’s ASPAC leader for Board Advisory Services practice. He is currently leading a regional ASPAC team working together with the global Governance, Risk and Compliance team, looking at global changes in board and corporate governance practices. He has undertaken numerous
corporate governance reviews for both public and private organisations, in light of the renewed focus in this area. He is a frequent invited guest and speaker at public forums on corporate governance.
Irving is also an adjunct associate professor with NTU Business School and a past council member of CPA Australia, Singapore Division. He also sits on the International Board Committee, which oversees the international expansion strategy of CPA Australia globally.



Uantchern Loh
Chief Executive, Singapore Accountancy Commission

Emerging Risks for the Region - What Should Be on Your Risk Radar


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 2.15PM to 3.05PM

Being an overview of the emerging business in the South East Asia region, some key issues that may be on your radar to be discussed include:
• Geopolitics – Why organisations need to take notice of regional politics
• Economic sustainability – What are the potential impacts of regional fiscal imbalance
• Environmental risk – Do organisations have enough resilience against mother nature
• Digital wildfires – Do we really understand the consequence of the hyper-connected world

About the speaker
The Singapore Accountancy Commission serves to develop and nurture the accountancy sector, in transforming Singapore into a leading global accountancy hub for the Asia Pacific region. As the Chief Executive, Uantchern leads the SAC in collaborating with local and international communities to promote accountancy talent development, professional qualifications, research and thought leadership.

Always having a passion for teaching, Uantchern is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Business School where he teaches enterprise risk management and social media sentiments. As an advocate of continuing education, Uantchern serves as a member on the Institute of Technical Education\\\\\\\'s Business Services Academic Advisory Committee. Uantchern volunteers as the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Singapore. He also volunteers on the management committee of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) as their Honorary Secretary.



Ho Tuck Chuen
Group Chief Financial Officer, Jurong Town Corporation

Enterprise Risk Management: An Insight to JTC’s journey


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 3.25PM to 4.15PM

A perfectly risk free environment does not exist. Every business operates under elements of uncertainty, regardless of your industry or sector. And this is where Enterprise Risk Management can help in a pragmatic manner to achieve organisation success. The intended sharing will highlight how JTC leverage on ERM, overcome the challenges in the implementation process to achieve our corporate objectives. ERM is a journey and we are here to share the lessons learnt.

About the speaker
Ho Tuck Chuen is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Jurong Town Corporation and is a Director on the Board of Singapore Leisure Industry and the Tax Academy Board.
Tuck Chuen graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree with 2nd Class Honours from the University of Singapore. Tuck Chuen is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia)
He is a Council Member and also Treasurer of ISCA and he also sits in the CFO and EXCO Committees of ISCA. He has been appointed in the CPA’s (S’pore) Editorial & Advisory Panel and has also been appointed as a member of the Singapore CFO Institute Advisory Council. Tuck Chuen is a member of the Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards for Statutory Board and is also a Member of the Working Group of the Accounting Standards Council Working Group on Leases. He is a member of the Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining JTC, Tuck Chuen had more than 30 years of varied working experience in the finance, accounting, auditing fields, spanning various industries which include real estate, internet and electronics services, pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and gas. Some of the companies to name are PwC, Sony, Apple, Pacific Internet, Haw Par Healthcare Ltd and Reda Pump Pte Ltd.



Irving Low
Partner and Head of Risk Consulting, KPMG

Panel Discussion - Effective Governance in the Public Sector


9 April 2014 (Wednesday) - 4.15PM to 5.00PM

About the moderator
Mr. Irving is Partner with KPMG Advisory LLP in Singapore. He currently heads the Risk Consulting practice. He has been with KPMG for over 21 years, having worked in both the London and Singapore offices. His focus is varied across many industries, such as property development and construction, manufacturing, insurance, engineering and financial services. Irving works with numerous large multi nationals as the lead regional lead partner, for the out-sourced IA role and function. He also leads many local engagements partner in both the private and public sectors. Irving is KPMG’s ASPAC leader for Board Advisory Services practice. He is currently leading a regional ASPAC team working together with the global Governance, Risk and Compliance team, looking at global changes in board and corporate governance practices. He has undertaken numerous
corporate governance reviews for both public and private organisations, in light of the renewed focus in this area. He is a frequent invited guest and speaker at public forums on corporate governance.
Irving is also an adjunct associate professor with NTU Business School and a past council member of CPA Australia, Singapore Division. He also sits on the International Board Committee, which oversees the international expansion strategy of CPA Australia globally.



Don Yeo
MA, BA, Mathematics
Deputy CEO, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Central Provident Fund



About the panelist
Don Yeo is the Deputy CEO and Chief Financial Officer of the Central Provident Fund Board where he has served since 2005. In this capacity, he oversees all corporate functions in the organisation, including corporate strategy, finance, investment, risk management, HR and communications. He also serves concurrently as the Board’s Chief
Information Officer overseeing IT services.

Don is an International Advisory Board Member of the World Pension Summit. He also serves as a Board Member of the Singapore Examinations and Assessment Board.

Don graduated from Cambridge University, UK with a Masters and Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics.



Ho Tuck Chuen
Group Chief Financial Officer, Jurong Town Corporation



About the panelist
Ho Tuck Chuen is the Group Chief Financial Officer of Jurong Town Corporation and is a Director on the Board of Singapore Leisure Industry and the Tax Academy Board.
Tuck Chuen graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy degree with 2nd Class Honours from the University of Singapore. Tuck Chuen is a Fellow of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) and Association of Certified Accountants (UK) and is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (Australia)
He is a Council Member and also Treasurer of ISCA and he also sits in the CFO and EXCO Committees of ISCA. He has been appointed in the CPA’s (S’pore) Editorial & Advisory Panel and has also been appointed as a member of the Singapore CFO Institute Advisory Council. Tuck Chuen is a member of the Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards for Statutory Board and is also a Member of the Working Group of the Accounting Standards Council Working Group on Leases. He is a member of the Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business Advisory Committee.
Prior to joining JTC, Tuck Chuen had more than 30 years of varied working experience in the finance, accounting, auditing fields, spanning various industries which include real estate, internet and electronics services, pharmaceutical, specialty chemicals and gas. Some of the companies to name are PwC, Sony, Apple, Pacific Internet, Haw Par Healthcare Ltd and Reda Pump Pte Ltd.



James Wong
Master of Arts, University Of Cambridge, UK and Master Of Science In Management, Stanford University, USA
Deputy Secretary (Policy), Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office



About the panelist
James Wong has held the positions of the Deputy Secretary (Policy) of the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office and Secretary, Public Service Commission from 5 October 2009.

James graduated from University of Cambridge, with a Bachelor of Arts in Natural Sciences (Chemistry) in 1993. In 2006, he obtained an MSc in Management (The Stanford Sloan Program) from Stanford University.

James joined the Singapore Public Service in 1995 and has held appointments in various public sector organizations. These include Senior Director (Planning and People) at the Ministry of Health; Director (Land Transport) at the Ministry of Transport; Deputy Director (Salaries and Administrative Service) at the Public Service Division, Prime Minister’s Office; and Assistant Director (Labour Relations) at the then Ministry of Labour. James is also a board member of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.



Uantchern Loh
Chief Executive, Singapore
Accountancy Commission



About the panelist
The Singapore Accountancy Commission serves to develop and nurture the accountancy sector, in transforming Singapore into a leading global accountancy hub for the Asia Pacific region. As the Chief Executive, Uantchern leads the SAC in collaborating with local and international communities to promote accountancy talent development, professional qualifications, research and thought leadership.

Always having a passion for teaching, Uantchern is an Adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Business School where he teaches enterprise risk management and social media sentiments. As an advocate of continuing education, Uantchern serves as a member on the Institute of Technical Education\\\\\\\'s Business Services Academic Advisory Committee. Uantchern volunteers as the Immediate Past President of the Institute of Internal Auditors in Singapore. He also volunteers on the management committee of the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) as their Honorary Secretary.



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