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Scottish Local Authorities Chief Internal Auditors Group


Our Vision


To be the voice of Internal Audit across Scottish Local Authorities and a driving force for best practice in respect of Local Authority Internal Audit, governance and operations.


Our Values


  • respect each other;

  • are open and honest;

  • add value in everything we do;

  • work as one professional team;

  • seek out and share best practise;

  • have professional and personal integrity; and

  • see continuous improvement as the norm.




  • To proactively raise the profile of the group with key stakeholders with the objective of being recognised as the logical, respected and essential source of opinion in relation to governance, risk and internal control within Scottish Local Government;


  • Identify, on a rolling basis, those areas of Internal Audit work where a pan-Scotland and / or inter-authority approach to our activity will bring benefits to our people, our clients, and our stakeholders;


  • To consider the development and training needs of our people as a collective to ensure that the best available products are procured at the best price; and


  • To seek statutory recognition for the role of Internal Audit in Scotland by lobbying key stakeholders and politicians.


Date of Next Meeting

SLACIAG Joint Meeting LA/NHS HIAs - 18 September 2015, Paisley (host – Renfrewshire Council).



The Chair of the Scottish Local Authorities Chief Internal Auditors Group is Jill Stacey (Head of Audit and Risk at Scottish Borders Council).  Current Vice Chair is Andrea McMahon (Chief Auditor at Renfrewshire Council.



Past Chairs:


Janine Wilson  2011 - 2014
Kenneth Ribbons  2010 - 2011
Ken Adamson  2008 - 2010
Gordon Smith  2006 - 2008
Kevin Geraghty  2004 - 2006
Jim Clarke  2002 - 2004
Janine Wilson  2000 - 2002
George Paul  1998 - 2000
Ian Stirton  1997 - 1998