Iraj Amiri

With over 20 years of experience in audit and assurance, Iraj heads up the Development Bank of Wales’ Audit and Risk Committee.

Iraj is a pioneer in the governance and assurance field, combining detailed and authoritative knowledge of the subject with its practical application. He is a recognised global expert and authority on internal audit and assurance. For many years, he was a regular speaker at internal audit conferences around the world. 

Throughout his career he has worked closely with major British and European banking institutions and investment companies. He spent over a decade heading up FTSE 100 Company Schroders plc’s internal audit department. Iraj was also head of the Wellcome Trust’s internal audit team – overseeing the management of more than £18bn in investments.

A fellow of the ICAEW, he developed the enterprise risk service line for Deloitte, where he was a senior partner, taking the unit from its early beginnings to a team of over 600 workforce. Iraj has extensive experience of working at board and trustee level.

He is an ex-trustee of the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST), and a non-executive director of Aon UK Limited and Coventry Building Society. For both business he chairs their Audit Committee and is a member of their Risk Committee. He is also a nonexecutive director at Eurocell plc.