26 October 2015
Internal audit must get to grips with culture, says Alisdair McIntosh
We have seen it all before. After a crisis breaks, senior executives and board members scramble to distance themselves from the mess: ‘I did not know’ or ‘It was not my fault’ are frequent responses. Recent events at Volkswagen repeat that familiar sequence. Yet shareholders, regulators
and the public no longer buy those excuses.
They demand transparency and real accountability from those at the top of organisations when things go wrong. One thread linking the evolving Volkswagen scandal to...