Jonathan Hayward

Jonathan has spent much of the last decade focusing on governance.  He has personally participated in about 40 board and committee reviews, many of them at FTSE 100 companies, as well as in a range of other advisory work on the effectiveness of risk management, internal audit and external audit.

Jonathan is a recognised expert in the review of boards and committees having conducted over 15 reviews for FTSE100 companies and many more for other firms.  Clients include Bank of New York Mellon SA/NV, Lloyds Banking Group, Imperial Brands, Interserve, Mondi, Nationwide Building Society, QBE Europe and Weir Group amongst many others.  Non-corporate clients include a wide variety of shapes and sizes of organisation, such as BMW UK Pension Scheme, Cambridge University Hospitals, Financial Conduct Authority, HSBC Pension Scheme, Manchester Airports Group and Port of London Authority.

Jonathan is also an expert in the effectiveness of audit and risk management.  He has conducted numerous reviews of internal audit and external audit effectiveness and reviewed governance and risk management structures for several major organisations.  Clients in these fields have included BG Group, Centrica, Euroclear, Fresnillo, Hermes, HSBC, Rolls-Royce and Tesco.

Before founding Independent Audit Limited in 2002 Jonathan was an audit partner at PwC, where he led a global project team on audit innovation.  In 1992 he was one of three partners sent to open Price Waterhouse’s office in Moscow, which over the next three years grew from 12 to 650 staff.  He is a member of ICAEW’s Financial Services Risk and Regulation Committee and has been the audit committee chairman of a foreign-owned UK bank.  He was called to give evidence to Parliamentary inquiries into the banking crisis and acted as expert witness for FSA Enforcement in a case concerning the governance and risk management of a major wealth management firm.  He is a regular speaker and writer on governance.