Director of Audit
Martin Ritchie (CMIIA, BAcc (Hons))
Martin joined TIAA in 2016 as a Senior Auditor and demonstrated innovation and high levels of quality across the team, achieving a series of promotions to become Director of Audit for Scotland. Martin is dedicated and efficient with more than a decade of extensive experience across public and not-for-profit sectors. Martin works in a variety...Read More About Martin
Martin joined TIAA in 2016 as a Senior Auditor and demonstrated innovation and high levels of quality across the team, achieving a series of promotions to become Director of Audit for Scotland. Martin is dedicated and efficient with more than a decade of extensive experience across public and not-for-profit sectors.
Martin works in a variety of sectors including housing, education, government and charity sectors and is a Management Committee and Audit Committee member of a local Housing Association. In addition to his professional experience and cross-sector knowledge of good practice, Martin has a proven track record in maintaining effective working relationships with clients.
In leading the service delivery of our Scottish team, Martin has placed a strong focus on client delivery, tailoring our service to client needs resulting in an excellent record of client retention and a value-adding service to all of our clients across Scotland.
- Quick career progression within TIAA to be promoted to Director of Audit for Scotland in recognition of an excellent track record of client management and innovation.
- Leading a detailed review of a transformational change programme at a local authority which included management of over 30 projects. The outcome of the review was various recommendations to improve the programme management approach and improve project governance with a wider view of value for money strategies across the organisation.
- Assisting a client in developing a procurement framework and strategy following a review which provided only limited assurance. The procurement strategy has gone on to provide significant savings following the identification of procurement requirements and continued re-procurement on a periodic basis.
- Managing several reviews of business continuity in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition to providing assurance on business continuity arrangements and response, we also worked with clients to think about the future and helped identify improvements to be made and kept for the ‘new normal’. Feedback from various clients found value in the advice given on moves to digitisation and recommendations for adapting internal control frameworks to facilitate flexible working models.