Our Vision

To be an acknowledged, national leader in risk, assurance and advisory services, delivering an exemplary service, with an unquestionable reputation for excellence, efficiency and client satisfaction.

Our values and behaviours, which are enshrined in The AuditOne Way, ensure we strive to provide the best services, delivered by the best people, to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.


Our History

In 2016, a group of forward-thinking NHS finance directors took the decision to bring together four regional NHS audit consortiums to form AuditOne. This was done with the aim of creating a regional centre of excellence for internal audit, counter fraud and technology risk assurance across the North East of England.

Since then, AuditOne has used the significant, collective experience and expertise of its predecessor organisations (some of which have been operating since the 1980s) to create a modern, innovative and agile assurance and advisory service.

Our Size & Reach

Based in the North East of England, AuditOne is incredibly proud of its NHS heritage, but importantly we are not bound by it. Operating to market-leading commercial standards, but within our not for profit status, we have developed and expanded our services with the sole aim of
adding value to our clients and members at affordable costs.

We currently deliver internal audit, counter fraud and technology risk assurance services to over 40 organisations including primary and secondary care NHS organisations, further education organisations, charities and private healthcare providers.

Having embraced an agile working methodology, we are now in a position to deliver our services with no geographical boundaries.

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Ian’s internal audit career started in the NHS in 1982. He established the Aire Valley Internal Audit Consortium in 1992 and in the late 1990’s was part of the national group that established the Local Counter Fraud Service in the NHS. Ian moved into a top 10 accountancy practice in 2000, initially as a director then attained partnership, following the establishment of a successful, multi sector internal audit team in the North of England. Ian returned to the NHS in January 2016 tasked with initially merging three established internal audit and counter fraud teams and subsequently a fourth. Six months after appointment, Ian successfully launched AuditOne on 1 July 2016.

Stuart qualified as a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants with a large private practice in Middlesbrough, before joining NHS internal audit in 1996. He has undertaken the head of internal audit role for a wide range of organisations during this time. Prior to the creation of AuditOne, he held the post of Managing Director of Audit North. During this period, Audit North had a successful track record of delivering a cost effective, high-quality audit service, demonstrated by high levels of client satisfaction and PSIAS accreditation. This high level of delivery has continued following his appointment as Director of Internal Audit in AuditOne in 2016.

Carl is Director of Audit and brings thirty years of experience in NHS audit and governance roles. He is currently responsible for delivering audit services to 16 client organisations. Carl is part of the Strategic Leadership Team, playing a critical role in the development of AuditOne, maintaining a high quality and continually improving service to clients. Carl is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors having joined as a member in 1988. He was recently invited by the Institute to sit on a national Steering Group looking at new product development for the auditing profession. Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and holds their CMIIA and QiCA qualifications. He is also a Certified Information Systems auditor. Stephen has over 22 years internal audit and IT audit experience in the public sector and with private practice where he was an Associate Director with RSM Risk Advisory LLP. Up until 2018 he was Chief Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors overseeing the PIIA, MIIA and ITAC qualifications. Stephen was awarded the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors J.J. Morris Award for Distinguished Service & Contribution to the Profession in 2018. Terry started his career with the Metropolitan Police Service working as a Detective investigating serious and complex crime across London. Terry moved to the Independent Police Complaints Commission where he worked on national high-profile investigations relating to misconduct and criminal activity of Police Officers and Government officials. In 2010 Terry joined the NHS taking responsibility for the fraud service at King’s College Hospital London. In June 2017 Terry took up the role of Head of Counter Fraud for AuditOne and currently provides CF services to 33 NHS organisations across the North of England. In 2016 Terry won the Cabinet Office’s Counter Fraud Award for Outstanding Internal Fraud Initiative following a successful two-year identity verification project. Joanne started her career in finance roles in both the private and public sector before entering a career in internal audit. A qualified accountant and member of the Institute of Internal Auditors Joanne has over 28 years of internal audit experience in local government, higher education and the NHS. Joanne worked as an Audit Manager for Audit North for 7 years before the formation of AuditOne in July 2016. As AuditOnes Interim Head of Quality and Performance and Group Audit Manager Joanne has responsibility for ensuring the AuditOne methodology, processes and procedures are at the forefront of professional best practice. Joanne also manages operational delivery of one of our Foundation Trust groups of clients.