Jonathan Lanes

Jonathan Lanes

Partner, Risk Advisory Services

Risk Advisory Services


Executive summary

I am Head of Digital and Risk Advisory Services (DRAS) for the Midlands and manage our Midlands Manufacturing team, bringing together the very best of experts and specialists to add real value to the sector.

I manage a large client portfolio of predominantly listed UK and International businesses delivering internal audit, risk management and corporate governance services. My commercial sector experience is in: manufacturing, consumer markets, real-estate, construction and building products, life sciences and pharmaceutical sectors. My not-for-profit sector experience includes: social housing; charities; and education.

I work with some of the firm's largest UK based global internal audit clients and I am adept at coordinating teams across the world to deliver our work with the local teams to the highest quality. I have completed international secondments including 12 months at a FTSE 100 leading a team of Internal Auditors delivering reviews across: North and South America, Asia Pacific, and EMEA regions.

I also specialise in Risk Management and Corporate Governance. I am heavily involved in the development of BDO's Risk Management methodology and often support my clients by facilitating Board Risk Appetite sessions and helping them to develop effective Risk and Assurance models. I carry out Board Effectiveness reviews and Corporate Governance benchmarking.

I am a Committee Member of the Midlands Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) helping to arrange, facilitate and present at regional IIA events throughout the year. I also run a virtual forum for Heads of Internal Audit attended by more than 75 Heads of IA and Risk.