Wellington Monthly Forum

28 July 2017 - 28 July 2017
12:00 pm-02:00 pm
113-119 The Terrace
Wellington, NZ

12.00pm - 12.50pm

The State Of Grand Corruption In Our World And How To Fight It

Visiting for the first time in New Zealand, Jose Carlos Ugaz, Chair of Transparency International will speak on the threat of grand corruption from offshore.

Ugaz, a Peruvian lawyer, is no stranger to tackling the fight against corruption. He has been described as the Peruvian “powerhouse” leading one of the world’s biggest antigraft groups.

Ugaz was appointed Ad-Hoc State Attorney of Peru in several corruption cases. In his corruption-fighting career that has toppled a number of high-ranking officials on the take, includes Peru’s former president, Alberto Fujimori. Ugaz was asked by Fujimori to oversee some of the country’s biggest corruption cases in the 1990s. But his investigation of spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos eventually led to Fujimori himself. The then-president fled to Japan — where he resigned the presidency via fax. Ugaz and his team opened some 200 cases against more than 1,500 people, and eventually put both Fujimori and Montesinos behind bars. Under his mandate, US$205 million in assets were frozen abroad and US$75 million were recovered.

“There is still too much corruption out there, and we want to see much more being done about it. We must address the way the corrupt are getting away with it, unmasking them, drawing attention to corrupt schemes such as the abuse of offshore companies, impeding their enjoyment of ill-gotten gains travelling freely and leading a life of luxury while the poor have to pay their bills,” said Ugaz.

Ugaz says a close look at the sources of wealth for the world’s 85 richest people would likely reveal that as many as 60 percent have built their fortunes with illegal or, at best, questionable practices. “So, they’ve essentially stolen from the 3.5 billion living in extreme poverty.”

Such confrontational talk might once have unsettled Transparency International, but founder Peter Eigen, said José ’s election reflected a decision to take a “more forceful” approach to corporate and government wrongdoing.

12.50pm - 1.15pm - Lunch break

1.15pm - 2.00pm

Business Continuity Auditing – How Auditors Could add Value?

IS Auditors are often called upon to audit the Business Continuity arrangements of their own company or of their client’s. In a rapidly changing threat landscape, how well auditors could detect gaps in the Business Continuity arrangements?

The IS Auditors have a major responsibility in providing the level of assurance by correctly identifying the weaknesses (and strengths) in incident preparedness. As such the auditor need to be vigilant of what’s happening around and equipped with the correct skill sets, knowledge of Business Continuity Management and the global good practices. The auditor also need to have the tools and techniques to detect the organisational and performance issues relating to business resilience.

In this interactive presentation, the speaker will throw some light on the emerging imperatives and how auditors should more accurately measure the level of company’s incident preparedness to add real value to business.


Nalin Wijetilleke MBA, CISA, CGEIT, AFBCI, PMP, CMC

Managing Director & Principal Consultant - ContinuityNZ

Nalin is seasoned professional with a strong experience in Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Management, blended with the professional acumen in Information Governance, Information Security Management, Risk Management, and Project Management, which makes him uniquely qualified to shape the direction of governance, compliance & business continuity programs of any organization. Nalin has contributed immensely to various organisations, both locally and internationally he had been engaged with, in developing and implementing business continuity, risk and assurance frameworks.

He is also the Director/New Zealand Representative of the Business Continuity Institute – Australasia. He has won many awards and accolades from ISACA and the BCI. A past Chapter President of ISACA UAE, ha was conferred the Harold Weiss Award (in 2012) presented by ISACA HQ for outstanding voluntary contribution toward promotion of IT Governance.

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