Heather Turner: A career in auditing
In a recent edition of the global online publication "The Auditor", there is a profile of Heather Turner, who has had a long career in auditing and also happens to be the current Secretary of Central Safety Group.
It is a great article, where Heather is interviewed and shares many fascinating stories about her Australian work experiences. She also talks about the importance of lifelong learning, as well as how she sees the future of the auditing profession.
Heather began her working life in a chemical lab, where she was given the opportunity to branch out into chemical safety and, from there, to quality assurance. She had extensive experience with WorkSafe Victoria as an auditor prior to beginning her own consultancy in 2014. Therefore, she has worked from both sides of the fence: with the Regulator and with assisting businesses.
Heather gives plenty of sage advice in the interview, including this gem: "To be a good auditor, you’ve got to deliver bad news in a positive way."
The article certainly explains why, as our Secretary, she has such an eye for proper process and detail.
Here is the link to the full article.