Melvyn Neate has over 30 years experience in Internal Audit. He is also a qualified accountant. He has led internal audit functions in both the private and public sectors including manufacturing, logistics, banking, financial services and central government, most notably as Director of Internal Audit for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the UK’s tax authority. He is a past President of the Chartered IIA for the UK and Ireland and has given numerous presentations on audit, fraud and risk management, both in the UK and overseas. He is currently an independent member of the audit committee for the Office of Rail Regulation, the safety and economic regulator for Britain’s railways.
Farid Aractingi is the Chief Audit, Risk and Organisation Officer of Renault. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the IFACI, the French Institute of Internal Auditors. He served over 25 years in information technology, in various corporations such as Exxon-Mobil, Total Chemicals, Bull Information Systems, Renault and Nissan. He was the CIO of Bull France in 1994, and of Renault from 1999 for Purchasing, Finance, HR and Quality management. During these years, he created Integris, the outsourcing company of Bull, which eventually became its unique brand name for IT services. In 2002, he launched RNIS, a joint venture of Renault and Nissan for IS services. Aractingi is President of ECIIA. He has been active in IFACI since 2008. He co-wrote Internal control of information systems, published in March 2009 by IFACI and the CIO Association, and wrote the IT governance audit guide in June 2011. He won the Hintze award, as the person having contributed the most to Internal Audit development in France in 2008. In 2010, he joined the board of directors of the IFACI and chaired its audit committee, before being elected Chairman of the Board in April 2012. He was elected to the board of ECIIA In September 2014.
Ellen Brataas is Chief Executive Officer of IIA Norway.