The Office of the Chief Internal Auditor (OCIA) is pleased to announce that Ms. Claire Bernadette “Bonnie” Malcolm (Internal Auditor) has commenced a six (6) month secondment training at the Government of Scotland Internal Audit Directorate.


Ms. Malcolm arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland on Monday July 22, 2019. This secondment will see her being exposed to all aspects of the internal audit process within the Scottish Internal Audit Directorate and will see her interacting with other key agencies such as the UK’s Government Internal Audit Directorate (GIAA).


This secondment exercise is one of the five (5) training support initiatives in the TCI Partnership Agreement 2019-2020 under the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP). This Project is being undertaken by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association United Kingdom (CPA UK) and the UK Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA). Part funding for this secondment was provided by the Deputy Governor’s Office through the Professional Development Fund (PDF).


Claire Malcolm stated; “I take this opportunity as a learning experience in a different environment in a much wider scale of Internal Auditing as being expose to a vast range of audits. There will be challenges, as in all things, but I intend to take them on and rectify them as it will be a learning curve.  I will certainly do my best and make not only myself proud, but the OCIA and the entire TCIG Civil service. On my return, the exposure, knowledge and experiences gained, will be integrated into the TCIG’s OCIA deliverables as per their Audit Charter. I wish to express my sincerest gratitude to all the persons who contributed to the TCI Partnership Agreement 2019-2020 under the UK Overseas Territories Project (UKOTP), along with the undertaking bodies, the CPA UK and the UK GIAA for the implementation of such a programme for the enhancement of the Audit professionals within the Overseas Territories (OTs). A big thank you to OCIA and CIA Staff for placing confidence and encouraging me as I take on the journey, the TCIG and by extent the Governor’s Office and Deputy Governor’s Office for their full support. By no means least to my entire family, especially daughters who inspired and assured me that ‘everything will be alright and that six months is just around the corner although faraway”


In the words of Christopher Reeve ‘So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.’ 


Thanks to all”


Deputy Governor Her Excellency Anya Williams; “The Office of the Deputy Governor is pleased to support Mrs. Malcolm’s attachment to the Scotland Internal Audit Directorate through the Civil Service Professional Development Fund. The knowledge and experience gained from this attachment will be beneficial not only to Ms. Malcom, but to the Internal Department as a whole.  We commend Ms. Malcolm for the personal sacrifice that she has made in taking up this six month attachment and wish her well in the weeks and months ahead.”


The OCIA see this as a tremendous training opportunity and wishes Ms. Malcolm all best in this endeavor.




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