Sam Patel Partner


Sam has over 16 years’ experience in delivering assurance and advisory services to the Financial services sector, overseeing the internal audit of clients including Lloyd’s Managing Agents, FTSE and SEC registered companies as well as privately owned companies.

He is a controls subject matter expert and has previously delivered finance transformation projects at FTSE 100 or equivalent sized organisations. Sam’s existing portfolio includes internal audit; EQAs; board effectiveness reviews; SSAE 16 and ISAE 3402 control reports as well as regulatory thematic visits. Sam has been involved in a number of effectiveness reviews within the financial services sector and regularly interviews Board members and Senior Management. Recently, Sam led an EQA review on behalf of the UK regulator.

Sam operates as the Head of Internal Audit at a number of financial services clients on an outsourced basis as well as delivering cosourced audits as required. He has completed six-month secondments as the Head of Internal Audit and as the Governance Director at two insurance companies. In fulfilling the Governance Director role, he oversaw the legal, compliance, risk and internal audit functions.

Sam spent 9 year at a Big 4 firm, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and also chairs the ILAG Internal Audit Committee.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Internal Audit
  • Governance
  • Risk
  • ISAE / SSAE Reports