Des is Chartered Internal Auditor and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (FCIIA). He gained his professional qualification during his career as an Internal Auditor and Audit Manager in Retail Banking. Prior to this Des worked in finance and administrative roles as well as internal audit within the NHS. He specialised in customer service, sales and regulation, undertaking both assurance and consultancy reviews. His experience included a one year secondment to act as a project manager on a key money laundering compliance project. Des now acts as an Assessor of Professional Experience for the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and conducts seminars for Institute students preparing professional experience journals.