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Steve Evenden

Steve Evenden

Chief internal Auditor, Nationwide Building Society

Steve is an audit leader with 19 years internal audit experience, specialising in retail financial services.  During his career he has built and led internal audit teams covering retail banking, corporate banking, insurance and asset management.

He spent 12 years in the internal audit function at Barclays in various roles supporting the retail and business banking businesses.  During that time he progressed from an Audit Senior to Audit Director, UK Retail Banking.  In 2013 he joined AXA and spent 4 years as the Chief Audit Executive for AXA UK & Ireland followed by 3 years as the Chief Internal Auditor for the Lloyds insurer MS Amlin.  Steve joined Nationwide as Audit Director, Strategy, Product and Distribution in November 2019. 

In April 2020 in the midst of the COVID pandemic Steve was appointed as the Interim Chief Internal Auditor at Nationwide and took the role permanently in October 2020. He is passionate about internal audit and the key role auditors play in supporting businesses and has a successful track record of building and developing teams and implementing forward thinking audit initiatives.