John Halliday

John Halliday

Australia & New Zealand

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John Halliday

Professional Background

  • An IT Audit and Technology Governance veteran, John has undertaken IT reviews for over thirty years. This includes 11 years as Executive Director, IT Risk Advisory with BDO (Qld).
  • John has also been a financial external auditor, as well as management accountant, systems accountant and financial controller. He was heavily involved in several SAP implementations, and recently as an independent member of an Audit and Risk Committee (ARC).​
  • A wide variety of reviews have been undertaken in most aspects of IT management and governance, and Project Governance. This has been from the perspective of line management, senior executive, external IT Auditor, internal IT auditor and ARC.​
  • He has been a University Sessional lecturer in Ethics and Governance for 2 years and is a member of the CPA Australian Centre of Excellence for Ethics and Professional Standards.​

M&A Skills & Expertise

  • Technology management and governance ​
    • Cyber governance​
    • Project governance​
    • Risk Management​
  • Education​
    • B Bus (Acct)​
    • Grad Dip (Information Management)​
    • CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor)​
    • CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT)​
    • COBIT (Foundation Certified in international IT Governance Framework)​
    • Certified in Project Gateway Reviews (Qld)​
    • Certified in the IT4IT Value Management framework​
    • Certified in Applied Business Architecture​
    • Undertaking a Research Masters ​
  • Industry sectors-​
    • Technology, Health, Financial, Port, Pharma​
  • Volunteer roles-​
    • Regular presenter for CPA Australia and Institute of Internal Audit

Project Highlights

  • IT and Project Governance experience include:​
    • Review of preparation for ISO 27001 Information Security standard Stage 2 and Surveillance audits​
    • Litigation expert witness:​
      • Large hospital system implementation, relating to the efficacy of testing.​
      • Relating to excluded persons within a gaming precinct and​
      • APRA enquiry into a Credit Union for accuracy of interest payment calculations relating to minors.​
  • Review of Technology One system implementation at large port authority.​
  • Review of Microsoft Dynamics Finance and Operations implementation at a Pharma​
  • Business Case to replace our Finance ERP, including applying Monte Carlo estimation techniques.​
  • Undertake IT Management and Governance Diagnostics ​
  • Many IT Audits (IT General Controls, Back-Up, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Project Assurance, Cyber Security, Access Controls and others)​

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