Helen Li Sum


Helen is the Group Chief Auditor of The Bank of East Asia, Limited.   She has extensive consulting and commercial experience in public and private sector companies including large listed groups in Hong Kong SAR, China, US and UK.  Helen had worked as a risk advisory partner in KPMG and senior audit executive in other listed groups.  She has been a board governor of the Institute of Internal Auditors Hong Kong since 2013.  Helen is a regular speaker at professional conferences including internal audit conferences / forums in the Asian countries.  Helen is a CIA, FCCA, FHKICPA, and has a master degree of science in finance.


Mark Harrison

Vice President

Mark is the Managing Director (Canberra) Protiviti and is a respected member of the internal audit community in Australia, particularly in the ACT. He has had extensive experience with the Australian public sector. He has a strategic mindset and experience in working with a number of member-based organizations.

He is a passionate advocate of the profession of internal audit. Mark has been a member of the IIA-Australia since 2001 and has served on both ACT and NSW Chapter Councils. He was a co-chair of SOPAC 2013; Chair, Public Sector Conference 2008+; member of IIA-Australia Policy and Technical committees, member of the Nomination Committee. He is Chair, Host Country Committee for the IIA International Conference 2017 and is a member of the Global Professional Development Committee. Mark also serves as Deputy Chair, Board of Southern NSW Local Health District.

Rebecca Go Sarmenta

Honorary Secretary

Rebecca is a Senior Advisor in Risk Services under the Advisory practice of SGV & Co / Ernst & Young (EY) Philippines. She specializes in risk management services, internal audit services, business process reviews, and operational performance reviews. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Carlos with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce and holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of the Philippines. She is a regular speaker for Firm-sponsored seminars on corporate governance, risk management, and internal audit. Her qualifications also include Certified Public Accountant ,Certified Internal Auditor,Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors ,Certification on Risk Management Assurance,Accredited Internal Quality Assessor/Validator,Accredited Trainor for Corporate Governance by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC),Member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants,2015 Chairman of the Board of Directors, Institute of Internal Auditors – Philippines  (IIA-P).

Lucy Wong Kam Yang

Honorary Treasurer


Lucy is the Chief Internal Auditor of MMC Corporation Berhad. She provides internal auditing services to the MMC Group of Companies, guidance and assistance to Internal Audit Departments, standardisation and harmonisation of internal audit practices, and advice on governance, risk management and control matters. She has over 20 years of working experience in internal auditing.

Prior to joining MMC Corporation Berhad, she has served several companies in operations and also providing internal audit services. The companies are Tenaga Nasional Berhad, UEM Group Management Sdn Bhd, HBN Management Services Sdn Bhd (Renong Berhad), Metacorp Berhad, Metramac Corporation Sdn Bhd and Projek Lebuhraya Utara-Selatan Berhad. She is the immediate past President and has served in various positions in the Institute, including as an EXCO member in the positions of Vice President and Honorary Secretary. She was a Public Sector Committee member at IIA Global, whose mission is to provide authoritative positions and thought leadership on public sector auditing matters and to promote the interest of the IIA’s public sector audit members. She was also a member of the Working Group for Anti Bribery Management System, representing Malaysia in the drafting and review of the International Standard (DIS) of ISO 37001 – Anti Bribery Management System which was issued in 2016.