CURRICULUM VITAE - Christopher Napier Westworth


a)      Consultancies

  • various accounting and auditing consultancies
  • the provision of expert witness advice including giving evidence in court and participating in expert conclaves and “hot tubs” most recently for PwC in the Centro matter.


b)      Non-Executive directorships including
  • Australian Institute of Management QLD NSW ACT NT - July 2010 to date - audit committee chair  
  • UTS – audit and risk committee
  • Chairman - Audit and Finance Committee - Viscopy Ltd (protection of copyright for visual artists)
  • Director - State Water Corporation




2005 - 2012           Chairman- The Kolling Foundation (medical research)


June 2006-2010:


























     Audit Partner and Oceania Professional Practice Director for Ernst & Young Oceania
  • Ernst &Young’s Oceania Audit Professional Practice Director(PPD)
  • oversight of Ernst & Young’s processes for audit quality control and risk management  in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and Fiji covering:
  • emerging issues and their business and strategic impact on the practice
  • a team of 10 partners as delegates with devolved responsibility for quality management
  • an assurance compliance support team (10 people) and its  budgetassessment of the quality performance of approximately 220 partners
  • Oceania representative on Ernst & Young’s Global Professional Practice group setting audit methodology and audit and accounting policy
  • interactions with Treasury , ASIC, APRA, AuASB, AASB
  • management of all EY potential audit qualifications and obligations to report under s311
  • management of the audit aspects Ernst & Young’s litigation risk
  • management of E Y’s internal quality review processes and interactions with ASIC and PCAOB quality review processes
  • Audit signing partner of complex financial groups reporting to audit committees:
  • Westfield including participation in due diligence processes in major debt raisings and including management of partners in Los Angeles and London
  • St Vincent’s Hospital group including  management of partners in Melbourne and Brisbane
  • News Australia Holdings
  • Meriton- an accumulation of building companies privately held without a formal group structure
  • Audit review partner AMP, Ramsay, CCA, CBA, Abacus, and the ABC
  • Review roles on capital and debt raisings for other clients
  • Other client signing partner roles

June 1988-2006:





















     Audit and Technical Partner Ernst & Young Sydney
  • Global audit signing partner News Corporation Limited 2002 until and including its transition to USA including management of the work of partners in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong and London
  • Audit signing partner
  • Aevum including transition from a mutual to a listed company
  • Sydney Airports Corporation including transition from corporatisation through sale and privatisation
  • SocieteGenerale Australia, State Street Australia, ING Bank Australia, Cogent, Prime Television,
  • Various audit review partner roles and signing partner roles
  • Accounting advice to NSW Treasury and TCorpn
  • Operational management of Ernst & Young’s Financial services group for 2 years
  • Creation of Ernst & Young’s financial services compliance audit and advisory group and its operations with managed investment schemes
  • Implementation and change management for Ernst & Young’s revised audit methodology
  • Technical accounting and auditing support to partners including consideration of going concern and audit opinion qualifications
  • Interactions with ASIC, APRA, AASB
  • Expert witness work: AWA v Deloitte,  ASIC v C&L in White Constructions, Concrete Constructions v PwC, Lourey in CALDB and various accounting matters in contractual disputes
  • Membership of Ernst & Young’s global and auditing and accounting bodies

 1985 – 1988








     Technical Director Arthur Young


     Providing accounting and auditing support to partners and managing quality control processes

  • Publication of EY internal documents
  • Discussions with NCSC/ASC etc
  • Presentation to a Senate Select Committee
  • Publication of monograph on tax and accounting and their points of commonality

1982 – 1985








    Technical Director New Zealand Society of Accountants
  • Assessing economic and commercial drivers for accounting standards
  • preparing and publishing accounting and auditing standards
  • managing the standard setting process
  • managing processes for corporate and regulatory consensus
  • writing articles for the NZ Society of Accountants journal

1968 – 1982   






        Ernst & Whinney - UK and Denmark
  • From staff member to audit manager including authoring some Ernst & Whinney publications on EU directives


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