Stephen Horne

Stephen is a specialist adviser, consultant and trainer in the field of integrity services, compliance and organisation performance improvement. This embraces dimensions including probity in procurement, corruption prevention, fraud control, ethics and culture, governance, risk and control, compliance, internal audit and performance audit (value for money studies).

Stephen developed a career in internal audit, moving onto specialist management and strategy reviews. He joined the executive team of the NSW Audit Office in 1991 as a foundation member of its performance audit function, and became Assistant Auditor-General in 2004.In 2006 he was appointed as the Chief Executive of IAB, a Government Trading Enterprise ($16 million annual revenue) that successfully competed against the private sector as an outsourced provider of a wide range of improvement services including internal audit, management consulting and misconduct investigations. Stephen left IAB in 2015 after nine years as CEO, during which time its revenue more than doubled, with over 600 assignments undertaken annually.

Stephen has undertaken assignments for the United Nations, the Asian Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions, the Asian Development Bank and AusAid, encompassing control review and training assignments in New York and the Pacific Region. Stephen chaired the working group that published the Standards Australia Handbook on Probity Advising and co-wrote the Standard on Fraud Control and the Handbook on Transparency and Disclosure.

He has written landmark better practice guides on Fraud Control and Governance, and has published articles in both professional journals and major newspapers on transparency, whistleblower protection, freedom of information & governance.


Bachelor of Business, (University)
Post Graduate Qualifications in management communications & fraud control
Fellow of the Institute of Internal Auditors (Australia)
Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia