My client, a Boutique Practice, which is part of a large and prestigious Global Accountancy franchise is growing a hugely successful Governance Advisory service line across the UK. They are gaining work from huge organic growth as well as Internationally referred work from Global Corporate organisations across Internal Audit, Risk and Compliance engagements across all main Industry sectors. I am working with the UK Head, a former and acknowledged Big 4 Internal Audit Partner, that is targeting NW and NE England, with a major office in Manchester. They are looking for a Director to grow any area of the North West/North East as an Internal Audit platform and to shape it a their own brand/baby. You will be given significant budget from Day 1 and thought leadership mentoring from the UK Partner and the Board. There will be the opportunity to benefit from the referred work of the firm, but obviously you will need to grow you own contacts. You can choose to focus on any region of the North as the Manchester office is offered to purely assign you. You will also be given budget to build the team and the growth strategy/service lines in the IA space. You can also grow IT Audit and do not need hands on IT audit experience to do this as the Partner has done this from London. There is a clear 18 month track to Partner in this role and you will be the IA Leader for the North from Day 1 You will be a Senior Manager/Director in Internal Audit within a Top 15 Practice or Management Consulting firm with a demonstrable track record of winning and delivering Co-sourced Internal Audit engagements whether that is with large or small organisations. Alternatively you are in a senior role in Industry in Audit and were an SM in IA Consulting in the past. Having IA contacts in the north is a benefit but not essential for the role. My client is conducting first coffees/interviews now and this will be personally with the UK Head that I have mentioned, a trusted contact I have known/worked with for years. This search is being personally conducted by Rajesh Saha, MD of GW Risk where we have 15 years experience of hiring in the IA space. I appreciate this is a tightly knit market and any dialogue will be in the strictest of confidence.