Former Barclays Chief Internal Auditor joins Acin

Acin, the data standards firm for non-financial risk and controls, has today announced the appointment of Sally Clark as a Senior Advisor. Sally will support Acin’s leadership team in continuing to grow the company’s footprint across the financial services sector, as it seeks to digitise non-financial risk. 

Sally brings with her extensive financial services experience, having worked across the corporate governance, risk and control functions, including in her most recent role as Chief Internal Auditor at Barclays. This saw Clark responsible for running the 650-strong global function, providing assurance to stakeholders on the effectiveness of its control environment.

Paul Ford, CEO of Acin, commented: “Sally’s appointment is an exciting development for Acin as we continue to grow our presence across the financial services sector. Having worked in a number of senior, high-profile risk-related roles within major financial institutions, Sally brings exceptional insight into the challenges faced by these organisations. In particular, Sally will be invaluable as we seek to enable senior managers to evaluate the risks faced by their organisations and demonstrate their compliance to regulators.” 

I am very much looking forward to working with the Acin team to support their work in transforming non-financial risk into a discipline similar to market and credit risk. Having worked in the risk and control space throughout my career, it’s exciting to be involved with an innovative solution that has the potential to make this industry meaningfully safer – with some of the world’s leading banks at its forefront.

Sally Clark

Sally Clark has a career in financial services spanning over 33 years, with significant board-level internal audit and operational risk experience, as well as a strong interest in corporate culture and wellbeing. Some of her prior roles have included: Chief of Administration at Barclays Internal Audit; Head of Operational Risk, Global Banking and Markets at RBS; and several audit roles at JP Morgan Chase. Sally is currently a Board Member at Metro Bank, and will be on the Audit and Risk Committee from March 2020 – positions she will be maintaining alongside her appointment at Acin. She was previously Deputy President of the Council of the Institute of Internal Auditors until November 2019.

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