Rich Turley

Managing Director

Rich is a managing director with over 20 years’ experience in assurance, audit, risk, and compliance management. He leads major internal audit, risk and compliance management engagements for various ASX-listed companies and major government agencies. He is a leader in our global ESG solution and next-generation internal audit methodologies, ensuring we meet the needs of our clients in these rapidly evolving areas.

Major projects and accomplishments

  • Internal audit and risk director, major ASX-listed corporation: Leads the co-sourced internal audit and risk function for a major ASX-listed media and technology company, including the evolution of the risk management framework, risk appetite statements and risk culture across the business and the execution of the internal audit programme including internal audits covering operational resilience, tax governance, employee lifecycle, data governance, programme execution among others. 
  • Internal audit director, ASX-listed real estate company: Leads the delivery of internal audit services for Protiviti’s ASX-listed real estate & asset management portfolio, including developing audit plans, directing audit delivery and attendance at audit and risk Committees. Audits include preventative maintenance, leasehold management, risk and compliance management, third-party governance, and contract management.
  • Internal audit director, major NSW government agency: Leads audit delivery for co-source arrangements with several major NSW government clusters delivering a range of unique and innovative audits across various agencies, including compliance, relationship management, brand frameworks, and invoice-to-payment process, among many others. 
  • Financial control and risk framework lead, pre-IPO emerging organisation: Designed, planned, and delivered a best practice financial control and risk management strategy for an emerging growth company in preparation for a strategic exit while leading significant change initiatives designed to increase automation and knowledge sharing. This included setting up and implementing a governance, risk, and compliance tool for ongoing compliance management.
  • Global controls assurance director, big four bank: Led a global assurance team executing global financial control responsibilities across a major Australian financial services organisation. This included reviews of all business areas, including finance, banking, and insurance. These reviews significantly improved internal controls and business efficiencies at the minimum possible costs. Rich liaised with the external auditors to ensure they were confident in relying on internal audit work.

Areas of expertise

  • Internal audit
  • Risk and compliance
  • SOX
  • Environmental, social, governance (ESG)

Industry experience

  • Financial services
  • Real estate
  • Government
  • Technology and media

Professional memberships and certifications

  • Institute of Internal Auditors


  • Bachelor of Law & Economics, Keele University
  • Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales - Readmission to membership currently in progress
  • Certificate in Climate Change, University of Melbourne
  • Responsible Investing Essentials, PRI