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Stephen Horne

Stephen Horne is the Principal of CBI, which in 2017 absorbed the resources and experience of ACT Probity & Governance (ACT), a company operating since 1998.

Stephen is CBI's Chief Consultant. Where appropriate, he collaborates with other specialists in areas such as risk management and fraud control to offer even greater diversity and capability.

As a Non-Executive Director since 2015, Stephen has developed a portfolio of Audit & Risk Committee experience spanning the Commonwealth, NSWG, NSW Local Government and Victorian Local Government sectors, with a diverse range of entity types. 

Stephen previously served for 38 years in the NSW public sector, including roles of Assistant Auditor-General for NSW, looking after Performance Audits, and the Chief Executive of IAB, a Government Trading Enterprise undertaking internal audits and misconduct investigations.

Stephen is a qualified Company Director (GAICD), Governance Professional (FGIA, FCG, CGP), certified internal auditor (PFIIA, CIA, CGAP), is certified in risk management assurance (CRMA), has a business degree and postgraduate qualifications in management, management communications and fraud control.

Stephen was Australian President of the Institute of Internal Auditors 2013-2015; Australia’s delegate on the IIA Global Board 2015-2019; Global Chair of the IIA’s Public Sector Guidance Committee 2016-2019; Chair /Member of the Public Sector Guidance Committee for the Governance Institute of Australia since 2016; and a Convenor/Adjudicator for the Australasian Reporting Awards since 2004.

CBI is accredited under the NSWG Prequalification Scheme: Performance and Management Services (SCM0005 EARL) for engagements valued at up to $50,000 including GST, under the categories of:

  • Performance Review

  • Organisational Capacity

  • General Technical Expertise.

Stephen Horne is accredited under:

  • NSWG Prequalified Panel for Audit & Risk Committee Chairs and Members

  • IIA Aust Prequalified Panel for Audit & Risk Committee Chairs and Members

  • Code of Conduct Review Panel, The Hills Shire Council.

With regard to relevant professional credentials, Stephen Horne is:

  • Qualified Company Director (GAICD)

  • Qualified Governance Professional (FGIA, FCG, CGP)

  • Certified internal auditor (CIA – global certification)

  • Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors (FIIA)

  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia

  • Fellow of The Chartered Governance Institute

  • Professional Member of the IIA (PFIIA the preferred credential for practicing  professional in Australia)

  • Certified in public sector internal audit (CGAP)

  • Certified in risk management assurance (CRMA).

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