My promises to you as your auditor are to: be a proactive, visible & innovative partner; deliver clarity through strong, frequent, and open communication, and develop an ongoing understanding of your risks allowing for constructive challenge of management. 

Ken Weldin
Joint Head of Audit & Assurance

Ken Weldin

Joint Head of Audit & Assurance

Ken is our Joint Head of Audit & Assurance across Australia practicing both external audit and internal audit across multiple industries, both in the public and private sector. He leads our Internal Audit, Risk and Governance Practices as well as sitting in our firm’s Global Risk Advisory Committee. 

With over 25 years’ professional experience in the UK, US and Australia including time in commercial financial roles in industry, Ken focuses on ‘the Right Information, of the Right Quantity, of the Right Quality and at the Right Time’ in informing corporate decision-making and financial reporting outcomes. 

Ken has a detailed understanding of the fundamentals of financial reporting, which is supported by a sound appreciation of risk management and internal audit frameworks. This is demonstrated in the MBA he holds, in which he focused on Corporate Governance, Board Performance and Director Induction matters. 

Ken is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia) where he is a serving member of the Institute’s National Legislation Review Committee providing comments to regulators and standard setters and Chair of its Victorian State Council. 

Ken has recently worked with clients such as Telstra, Australia Post, Caltex, Cricket Australia, Helloworld Travel and Eric Insurance across a range of assurance engagements. 

Ken’s interests are in challenging and enhancing the thinking, strategies and actions around risk and governance particularly in the Education, Healthcare and Innovation sectors and how these will drive growth and prosperity across Victoria and Australia more broadly.

Recent examples of Ken's work include:

  • Successfully transitioning a number of external audit assignments in recent years
  • Performing a range of non-assurance engagements for large, complex groups within the ASX 100
  • Acting as independent auditor reporting to the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission on compliance with enforceable undertakings
  • Development of risk management framework and corporate governance review
  • Internal audit projects and review of internal audit functions
  • Board evaluation and effectiveness review

Qualifications and memberships:

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS)
  • Registered Company Auditor
  • Bachelor of Accountancy
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia
  • Chairman (Melbourne) of Scottish Institute of Chartered Accountants

Audit & Assurance - Risk Management in a COVID-19 World - Ken Weldin - 2020

Risk management

Risk Management in a COVID-19 world

A business’ reputation is one of its greatest assets and can be severely damaged by being ...

10 February 2021
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Audit & Assurance

Risk Management in a COVID-19 world (1)

In a year which began with the devastating bushfires in the Australia summer, 2020 then took another turn in a way few could have truly anticipated with the COVID 19 pandemic. The extended uncertainty, health crises and economic impacts of lockdowns have touched every company in every sector in some way. Indeed, writing this article in Victoria, many of us are still to fully return to our offices and worksites.

21 January 2021
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COVID-19

Risk and crisis planning in the current storm (1)

At the beginning of March 2020, PKF partnered with the Governance Institute of Australia to carry out a survey of governance and risk professionals operating in the Australian market at that time, to identify the key pressure points for them both now and into the future. The survey received close to 400 responses and identified areas that respondents felt they were prepared for and those they felt exposed to.

08 October 2020