GIAA Board member

Mark Ripley

Mark  Ripley



Mark Ripley joined the GIAA as an Operational Director on 1 April 2016. He is the Group Chief Internal Auditor for the Department for Work & Pensions. His directorate covers audit services to the Department for Work & Pensions, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Communities and Local Government. He also leads the Agency’s European Auditing and Counter Fraud & Internal Investigations specialisms. Mark has over 25 years’ experience in leading and delivering internal audit and business risk consulting services in a range of public and private sector clients, with roles including:

  • Director, Department for Work and Pensions’ Internal Audit & Investigations;
  • Deputy Director, Department for Work and Pensions’ Risk Assurance Division;
  • Head of Internal Audit, The Housing Corporation; and
  • Senior Manager, Arthur Andersen’s Business Risk Consulting and Assurance practice;

He is a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors – UK and has the IIA Global Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL).

GIAA Board member

The GIAA Board brings together the Executive Management Team and non-executive board members.