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Adam Christou

Managing Director

Adam is a Managing Director in Protiviti's Melbourne practice and has significant experience in delivering internal audit, investigations and risk related services to a range of multinational organisations. He has also acted a Chief Audit Executive for a range of Australian Stock Exchange listed companies.

He currently serves as Protiviti’s Australian leader of Internal Audit services and is a member of the organisation’s global Internal Audit Leadership. Furthermore, Adam acts as Protiviti’s leader of services to Mining clients where he is a key member of the global Energy and Resources leadership team. 

Adam has led a range of large-scale projects for Australian and multinational organisations across multiple jurisdictions working closely with our global teams across a variety of continents, languages and cultures. He also brings extensive executive management and board level interaction.

Major Projects

State Government of Victoria: Adam lead forensic investigations on behalf of a Victorian Department with respect to funding provided to third parties. These investigations had multiple parties and includes liaison with Victoria Police and VGSO. 

Global Diversified Minerals Company: Adam has led a number of highly involved reviews at Rio Tinto including operations spanning China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, USA, Canada, UK and Belgium following the incarceration of four employees for corrupt practices. 

Global Gold Miner: Adam has conducted multiple investigations with respect to procurement, contracting and conflict of interest at multiple remote site locations. 

Newcrest Mining: Adam led a global assessment of Community Relations activities at locations in Australia, Asia and Africa. As part of this project, Protiviti reviewed a number of community projects to consider fit for purpose, business case analysis, monitoring of spend and achievement of business case outcomes.

Areas of Expertise 

  • Internal Audit
  • Fraud and Corruption
  • Public Sector
  • Private Sector


  • Bachelor of Commerce / Business Information Systems

Professional Memberships and Certifications 

  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors