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16 CPD points HRDF Claimable

The Role of Audit Committees in Ensuring Organisational Integrity, Risk & Governance

Wee Hock Kee, Vincent Loh & Alex Ooi Thiam Poh

This 2-day Audit Committee Programme is specially designed to explore best practices, current trends and issues that are relevant to members of Audit Committees in particular, as well as for all public listed company directors.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand and appreciate the roles and responsibilities of the Audit Committee within the corporate governance (CG) framework
  • Identify various issues and concerns faced by Audit Committee members and how to overcome them
  • Understand the Audit Committee’s roles in monitoring corporate risks and its fiduciary duties on corporate reporting requirements
  • Improve the quality of review on key financial and corporate reporting requirements and understand the consequences of non-compliance
  • Appreciate the roles of internal and external auditors and implications of the key audit matters raised
  • Know what you can do to discharge your duties and exercise professional scepticism in your oversight role


ICDM Faculty Member

Wee Hock Kee is the Managing Partner of CG Board Asia Pacific – providing learning and leadership development in Governance, Risk Management and Control (GRC). Wee has more than 30 years of experience in the GRC field. He has worked in a number of multinational companies as Chief Audit Executive. His last position was with AstraZeneca (UK) as the Regional Audit Director of Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Wee was the former President of IIA Malaysia and Asian Confederation of Internal Auditors. He was also a former board member of IIA Global US and Chairman of the IIA 2011 International Conference in Malaysia. He won the Malaysian Internal Auditor of the Year Award in 2001.

Wee has sat on a number of public listed companies. In his capacity as a board member of these PLCs, he also chaired the Audit and Risk Management oversight board. Currently he is a board member of a Government incorporated company under the Ministry of Finance. Wee has conducted numerous training sessions for Directors of PLCs on behalf of MINDA, SIDC, BURSA and ICDM. He has also conducted board effectiveness evaluation for public listed companies.

ICDM Faculty Member

Vincent has over 40 years of knowledge, exposure and experience in auditing, financial & business management, consulting and training. His experiences cover numerous business segments, ranging from auditing and consultancy to the technology, manufacturing and retail sectors, working for international organisations, listed companies and local multinationals.

He has also worked and lived in several countries including the United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Cambodia, providing him with deep understanding of the various cultural environments and business regimes, dealing with all levels from corporate leadership to the shop-floor.

Vincent is qualified as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and was made a Fellow (FCA) in 1977. He joined the PA Consulting Group (UK-based international management consultants), initially located in Singapore for 6 years and later back in London. He was responsible for PA’s financial, HR and administrative management of the Asian and later, the UK group whilst gaining experience as a management consultant. Vincent was subsequently promoted as commercial director of PA Technology (which provides technology consultancy) in Cambridge, England handling financial management, commercial negotiations and intellectual properties rights, in addition to managing the state-of-the-art laboratory.

In 1994, he was headhunted and appointed Chief Financial Officer of FACB Berhad, a main board public-listed conglomerate based in Kuala Lumpur. In 1996, he was appointed general manager of corporate services for Royal Selangor Group, the world’s largest manufacturer and retailer of pewter with subsidiaries worldwide and was subsequently promoted to group general manager with top and bottom-line responsiblities.

He left in 2000 to start his own business and management consultancy practice, providing consulting services to clients in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Vincent is also a certified professional trainer and conducts training on financial and strategic management topics for his clients. He is a member of and faculty facilitator for the Institute of Corporate Directors of Malaysia (ICDM), conducting training for directors and assisting the Institute to assess board and director effectiveness, particularly for those from public-listed companies.

In 2010 he was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director in a public-listed technology company and subsequently made Chairman in March 2015. He is also Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committees and member of the Audit Committee.

Representative of AOB

Executive Officer,
Audit Oversight Board

Alex Ooi Thiam Poh is currently the Executive Officer of the Audit Oversight Board, Securities Commission. He was previously the Audit Monitoring Partner of BDO Malaysia. Alex has more than 25 years of assurance and advisory experience in the property development and construction, hospitality, manufacturing, trading, media, technology and plantation industries. His experience includes statutory audit of public listed companies and multinational companies, initial public offering (IPO), internal audit, risk management and corporate advisory and reorganisation.

Alex has been active in the accounting profession. He was previously the Malaysia Divisional President of CPA Australia for year 2013 and 2014 and former member of the Council of Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). He was previously involved in the Financial Reporting Standards Implementation Committee (FRSIC), Capital Market Advisory Committee and Education Committee of MIA. He was a member of the Public Practice Advisory Board of CPA Australia in Melbourne, Australia.

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Tuesday | 23 March 2020 (Facilitator: Wee Hock Kee)
9.00am – 10.30am Module 1:
The role of Audit Committee within the CG Framework
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Module 2:
Current issues affecting Audit Committees
1.00pm – 2.00pm Networking Lunch
2.00pm – 3.30pm Module 3:
Asking difficult questions
3.30pm – 4.00pm Networking Break
4.00pm – 5.00pm Module 4:
The role of the Audit Committee in risk management
5.00pm End of Day One
Wednesday | 24 March 2020 (Facilitor: Vincent Loh)
9.00am – 10.30am Module 5:
Oversight functions on the company’s financial reporting
10.30am – 11.00am Networking Break
11.00am – 1.00pm Module 6:
Key issues impacting financial reporting compliance
1.00pm- 2.00pm Networking Lunch
2.00am – 3.30pm Module 7:
Appointment and removal of auditors and audit report implications
3.30pm – 4.00pm Networking Lunch
4.00am – 5.00pm Module 8:
A Conversation with the Audit Oversight Board
5.00pm End of programme

ICDM reserves the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the event and will not be responsible for cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances.