Ruth Ireland, MIIA, Partner, National Head of Risk Advisory Services

Ruth Ireland

Partner, National Head of Risk Advisory Services


BDO London - Baker Street

020 7486 5888

020 7893 2337


Executive Summary

Ruth is the UK firm’s National Head of Risk Advisory Services. She has broad experience of providing outsourced, and partnership internal audit, corporate governance and risk management solutions to a portfolio of public and commercial clients.

Ruth has considerable experience of managing the delivery of internal audit programmes, both in the UK and internationally, overseeing the planning, coordination and delivery of internal audit work, and managing both internal and external relationships with stakeholders and other assurance providers.

She has managed the delivery of internal audit services across a range of sectors including retail, oil and gas, utilities, real estate, manufacturing and healthcare, from listed businesses to large private entities. She also leads our internal audit delivery to the not for profit sector (Education, Charities and Housing) in the South of the UK.

She also has extensive experience of assessing risk in a wide range of clients across diverse sectors and of facilitating, and assisting clients with embedding, enterprise risk management. She has many years of experience of providing governance, risk and controls advice, insights and practical solutions to Executive Management, Audit Committees and Boards.