Audit and risk committee

Role of committee

The committee’s role is to act on behalf of the International Executive Board (IEB) to bring objective oversight to:

  • material aspects of the association’s financial reporting, internal controls and external financial audit
  • identification, evaluation and (where relevant) mitigation of risks, by management, the IEB and its committees.

The role of the committee is not:

  • related to the finances themselves, only to the controls and reporting
  • to fix issues, but to audit functions and bring issues and potential issues and risks to the board’s
    attention – in line with good industry practice.


Zora Artics_Updated HeadshotZora Artis, GAICD, FAMI – Chair | Zora Artis is Chief Executive Officer of Three’s a Crowd in Melbourne, Australia. Three’s a Crowd is a strategic agency with a team of 20 that solves business problems with creativity and technology. Zora has more than two decades of experience in business, marketing, communication, advertising and branding. Zora is Past President of IABC Victoria, a Gold Quill winner, a recipient of the IABC 2015 Chairman’s Award and a Blue Ribbon Panel evaluator. She has served on a number of NFP boards and committees; is a Company Directors graduate with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Marketing. Zora has a Masters of Commerce, a Masters of Marketing and a Bachelor of Business (Tourism).

Samsung photos 180Sheila R. Carruthers MBA-PR, CMC | Sheila is the founder of CSR Strategies, a management consulting firm specializing in corporate social responsibility and organizational excellence. Located in Calgary, Canada, she’s been helping clients leverage their social value for more than a decade. She’s served on more than a dozen boards and committees throughout her career; and she is the current Past President of IABC Calgary. Under her leadership, the Calgary chapter won International Chapter of the Year and Large Chapter of the Year awards in 2017. Sheila is a Certified Management Consultant and holds an MBA in Public Relations and Communications Management.

Jane Mitchell HeadshotJane Mitchell FRSA | Jane began her career at the BBC in live television, moving into corporate production and subsequently developing employee engagement and internal communication programmes for clients in the public and private sector, which led her into the world of communicating ethics at work. She is a communicator that excels in helping her clients to join dots and close gaps between rhetoric and reality.  Working across all level of organisations including BP, Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Meggitt, BT, Tesco, Coop Bank, Anglo American, Serco, Airbus.  Jane develops communication, engagement and training programmes focused on values and ethics, leadership & decision making, and revels in facilitating dialogue and discussion on what it really means to embed values at work. Jane is a former UK Chapter President, EMENA Region Board member and IEB member.

Monika Lancucki_headshotMonika Lancucki GAICD, ABC | Monika brings more than 20 years’ experience as a business professional to her corporate affairs work. She is an active IABC advocate and volunteer, and a former chapter President of IABC Victoria (Australia). She is a multiple Gold Quill Award recipient and Blue Ribbon Panel Chair and evaluator. A  former lawyer, Monika has also served on the Board of Not for Profit and is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

IABC Staff Liaison:
Brook Yciano, Director of Finance