Managing Director, Global Services
Risk Oversight Inc.
Tim J. Leech, FCPA CIA CRMA CCSA CFE is Managing Director at Risk Oversight Solutions Inc., based in Oakville, Ontario, Canada and Sarasota, Florida. He has over 30 years of experience in the risk governance, internal audit, IT, and forensic accounting/litigation support fields. His experience includes setting up a first-of-its-kind “Control & Risk Management Services” business unit for Coopers & Lybrand in 1987; founding, building, and successfully selling CARD®decisions, a global risk and assurance consulting and software firm, to Paisley/Thomson Reuters in 2004; serving as Paisley’s Chief Methodology Officer from 2004 -2007; and 25+ years of global experience helping clients with internal audit transformation initiatives and the design, implementation, and maintenance of integrated and more powerful ERM/IA methodology and technology frameworks.
He developed and successfully released CARD®map, the world’s first integrated risk and assurance software. In 2009, Leech developed and delivered the first training on IIA IPPF Standard 2120 to equip internal auditors to assess and report on the effectiveness of risk management processes. Leech was the recipient of IIA Canada’s first Outstanding Contributions to the Profession award at the first IIA Canada national conference in Quebec City in 2009, and is currently working with IIA Global in Florida to roll-out training on Board & C-Suite Driven/Objective Centric ERM and internal audit to CAEs, IIA National Institutes, and in-house IIA training clients around the world.
For The Conference Board, he has authored, “Board Oversight of Management’s Risk Appetite and Tolerance,” and co-authored “Risk Oversight: Evolving Expectations for Boards,” and “The Next Frontier: Board Oversight of Risk Culture,” and, in July 2017, "Board Oversight of Long-Term Value Creation and Preservation: What needs to change?" His ground-breaking article, “Reinventing Internal Audit,” published in Internal Auditor magazine in April 2015, has attracted global recognition.
Tim`s April 2015 article, “Reinventing Internal Audit” received the 2016 Outstanding Contributor Award from IIA. Tim and Parveen Gupta’s June 2015 Director Notes paper “The Next Frontier for Boards: Oversight of Risk Culture” was republished in the Harvard Law and Governance and Columbia law school blogs. Most recently, Tim’s paper in the Spring Issue of Ethical Boardroom, “Focusing ERM and Internal Audit on What Really Matters: Long Term Value Creation and Preservation” has attracted global accolades and attention. Tim specializes in helping organizations implement objective centric ERM and internal audit to meet evolving risk oversight expectations and deliver substantially more value.