John Kanes
John Kanes

Recently arriving to the Island was newly appointed Head of Internal Audit, John Kanes (photo attached).  John is contracted by St Helena Government for a period of three years.

John faces a challenge in his new role, with his main priority being to recruit an Internal Audit Team.  John will also focus on future recruitment and envisages developing ways to attract students still at school to develop careers in Internal Audit and thus secure a future for the section.

John commented:

“While here I hope to help people do their jobs better. I am not an expert in specialised jobs but am an expert in risk and control and can provide an outside eye on how things might be done differently and more effectively.”

John hopes that the job of Internal Auditor will be looked upon as a ’Trusted Adviser’, working together with people to solve problems, and from whom colleagues openly seek advice.

During his first week John has met colleagues within Corporate Services and attended meetings with the Acting Governor, Chief Secretary, Financial Secretary, and Chief of Police. He has also met the Chief Auditor and his team and previous employees of the Internal Audit Office.

John is a qualified Chartered Internal Auditor.  Previously he has worked as a Senior Internal Auditor for the House of Commons and has vast experience working within the public sector.  For the first 16 years of his career John worked for the Church of England covering matters of Finance, Procurement and Copyright.


15 May 2015



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