Director - Grant Thornton Consulting
Business Risk

Katherine has over 17 years of professional experience in providing internal audit, compliance and risk management services to a range of clients including local government, state government agencies and departments, and TAFE.  She has extensive assisting clients with risk assessments, reviews of key internal processes and controls, recommendations to strengthen control weaknesses identified, drafting of policies and procedures as well as being seconded to clients to help implement recommendations.

Katherine’s previous experience includes five years of planning, executing and reporting of internal audit reviews, and assisting with the risk management function at RMIT University; and over four years of statutory audits and preparation of financial statements in accordance with relevant accounting standards.


  • Internal audit reviews of key business activities such as procurement, accounts payable and payroll
  • Compliance reviews against funding agreements or service agreements
  • Enterprise, project and subject specific risk assessments
  • Process review and design
  • Authoring of policies and procedures


  • Design and pilot the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) Support Provider Compliance Program across NDIA trial sites
  • Manage compliance reviews of Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) and TAFEs for Department of Education and Training (Victoria) as part of a broader compliance program
  • Review and design of entry to market process for RTOs seeking a funding agreement from Department of Education and Training (Victoria)
  • Design of framework to manage corporate espionage risk for a large multinational mining company
  • Reviews of business partners’ practices for a large multinational mining company and an ASX-listed manufacturer
  • Certified Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (IIA)
  • Certified Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS)
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
  • Graduate Certificate in Forensic Studies (Accounting)
  • Master of Practising Accounting
  • Bachelor of Business (Management)
  • Licensed Private Investigator in VIC
  • Certificate IV in Government (Investigation) and (Fraud Control)
  • Diploma in Government (Investigation)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Fraud Magazine, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Internal Auditor Magazine, Institute of Internal Auditors (US)