Recommendations

A consummate professional

...what you like to see in an auditor

...what you like to see in an auditor

  I have worked with Ged for the past 7 years, both when I was working at a major legal firm and then later when I came in-house at Twenty-First Century Fox. Ged is a consummate professional who understands the importance of digging deep into a business to understand how it operates. He has a great sense for when things are not right and great experience investigating alleged wrong-doing. Ged has been a terrific resource for our compliance team and has led risk assessments, audits, and been a key support in internal investigations. I highly recommend his work.

Group Chief Compliance Officer, Disney

...what you like to see in an auditor

...what you like to see in an auditor

...what you like to see in an auditor

  Ged has been what you would like to see in an auditor: an executive that can partner with the business to make improvements and provide best practices. Ged has the ability to not lose sight of the business. Ged is able to manage teams that work in depth to ensure that procedures and policies are followed. His partnership throughout my tenure at Fox and National Geographic had a very positive impact.  

Marcela Martin, SVP & CFO, Booking.com

A great collaborator

...what you like to see in an auditor

...the best Head of Audit

  I had the pleasure of working with Ged for many years while he led the audit efforts at Fox. Ged is a great collaborator and is very conscientious. He worked extensively with us to build and maintain a solid system of internal controls. He always provided constructive input to help us grow our business while protecting our assets. Ged has great communication skills, and is a truly authentic human being.  

Dean Hallett, former EVP & CFO 20th Century Fox

...the best Head of Audit

..elevated the brand of internal audit within the organization

...the best Head of Audit

Ged was the best Head of Audit I worked with while I was at Fox (CEO Fox International Channels) - very thorough, and very constructive, and never left any stones unturned.

Hernan Lopez, Founder & CEO, Wondery

..elevated the brand of internal audit within the organization

..elevated the brand of internal audit within the organization

..elevated the brand of internal audit within the organization

 I have had the opportunity to work with Ged over the past 10 years. He demonstrates all of the attributes of an effective leader. For example, Ged has a very collaborative mind-set. He does an excellent job teaming across the business units, building the trust and respect of not only his team members and staff but of his internal stakeholders. He is not a “check-the box” audit leader. Rather he applies strategic thinking in everything he does. Further, I have seen Ged transform his audit department. He definitely knows how to build on the strengths of his team members which has elevated not only the brand of internal audit within the organization, but also the quality, passion, and technical skills of each team member. 

Anthony Campanelli, Partner, Regulatory Forensics & Compliance, Deloitte

...has very strong investigation and analytical skills

..elevated the brand of internal audit within the organization

..elevated the brand of internal audit within the organization

Ged has also embraced the use of technology and innovative methods of audit to help identify and mitigate risk within the organization. He is never satisfied with the status quo of doing things. Ged also has very strong investigation and analytical skills, which makes him extremely valuable. He has an ability to probe in a natural way and to elicit information helpful to the investigation. In summary, Ged has deep industry experience in the media business, internal audit and forensic skills, international expertise – having led audits in numerous countries around the world, and is an effective leader, communicator, and collaborator. I always enjoy the opportunity to work with him. 

Anthony Campanelli, Partner, Regulatory Forensics & Compliance, Deloitte

Expertise in process and controls

Supported the growth and development of his employees

Expertise in process and controls

I had the pleasure of working with Ged during our time launching a new division at Live Nation as well as the subsequent merger with Ticketmaster. His guidance and expertise in process and controls was extremely valuable as we navigated the intricacies of the Ticketing industry. He is a natural leader and integrated immediately into the organization. It is no surprise that since our time working together he has consistently taken on larger roles with greater responsibilities.

Peter Casciani, CFO North America, Ticketmaster

A keen business sense

Supported the growth and development of his employees

Expertise in process and controls

I have known Ged for ten years, beginning when he assumed the Director of Internal Audit at KPG. He has a keen business sense which he used to prepare a superior risk assessment for this new venture. During a difficult restructuring period he provided valuable operational insight, which led to significant cost savings. I also know Ged from his leadership of the local chapter of the IIA, whose mission he helped to strengthen and grow. 

Paul Schmidt, SVP Financial Controls, News Corp

Supported the growth and development of his employees

Supported the growth and development of his employees

Supported the growth and development of his employees

I immensely enjoyed working with Ged Nichols as his HR Business Partner for the last several years. Greatly respecting his level of knowledge and expertise, I have also had the pleasure of collaborating with Ged on several HR audit matters. He is a charismatic and pragmatic leader who genuinely supported the growth and development of his employees. He will be a tremendous asset to his next client

Jackie Brown, former SVP Human Resources, 20th Century Fox


Not a checkbox auditor

A refreshing and bold approach to internal audit

Supported the growth and development of his employees

 Rather than merely ‘checkbox auditing’, Ged worked with me and our managers on opportunities to strengthen compliance, business controls and operations. This was particularly critical for Fox in our growing and complex China operation. Ged had a keen understanding of our Studio business lines and operations and worked to build deeper knowledge of the most important territories where we operated around APAC. 

Trevor Fernandes, former Asia Pac Regional CFO, 20th Century Fox

A refreshing and bold approach to internal audit

A refreshing and bold approach to internal audit

A refreshing and bold approach to internal audit

 Ged is a unique leader in the internal audit arena. He is committed to uncover opportunities to provide relevant and actionable value to the organization. Ged is dedicated to finding new ways to provide insight on how to identify, mitigate and leverage risk. His attention to balance the needs of the board of directors, executive leadership and the operational needs of the organization is extraordinary. Given this balance he is able to offer insightful and authentic recommendations to mitigate risks that truly have an impact to the company.  Ged’s approach to internal audit is refreshing and bold. My observation is that he sources his team with a balance of experience, expertise, industry knowledge and his own relationship with each and every resource. Therefore, each professional resource he employs is proven to meet his high standards and expectations. As a result, he builds his teams with professionals that can uncover real risks and provide thoughtful insight to resolve critical risk issues.   

Bart Kimmel,  Southwest Georgraphy Leader and Managing Director - Risk Advisory Services, CBIZ