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Brenda Davis


Brenda is a chartered internal auditor with a postgraduate diploma in management studies and is responsible for managing a team of auditors who deliver services primarily to Plymouth City Council.

Brenda has previously delivered audit services to Devon County Council, her risk management experience enabling her to make valuable contributions as the audit representative on the Corporate Risk Management Group. Brenda is responsible for developing the audit plans for her clients and servicing audit and scrutiny committees. Her team provide audit reviews, consultancy and advice across the corporate centre including key financial systems, transformation programmes, risk management and corporate governance and for ‘Place’ which includes areas such as planning, transport and infrastructure, environmental services and economic development.

Brenda has a rich mix of experience within local government having held positions in areas such as Leisure Services, Revenues and Benefits and Community Development prior to joining the internal audit service in 2000. Previous experience within internal audit also includes social care and schools.

Brenda has also worked with transformational change groups and on the implementation of large projects such as payroll / HR systems as well as leading on the implementation of DAP’s MKinsight audit management system. This breadth of knowledge enables Brenda and her team to deliver and effective service to clients, including the sharing of best practice.

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