Maurice Goddard is an Executive Internal Audit, Risk and Finance Leader; possessing significant international business experience gained over a thirty-two-year career to-date. He has held a number of FCA and Bank of England Approved Roles in the United Kingdom and has had wide experience of regulated industries and organizations. He is presently the Executive Director, Head of Internal Audit for Astellas Pharmaceuticals in EMEA and is based in the United Kingdom.
With a focus on building and developing teams to achieve their potential, Maurice has a proven track record of being a credible partner and adviser to Boards on risk control and governance related matters, across a range of companies within complex business environments.
Prior to working at Astellas, Maurice gained significant global financial services experience and product knowledge in banking, derivatives broking, fund management, Insurance (Life, Non-Life & Lloyds Market), Payments and Financial Technology. He has held senior leadership positions at UK Payments, Prudential Plc, RSA Plc, the Prebon Group Ltd., Cox Insurance Holdings Plc and the Gerrard Group Plc. Also worked at the Chase Manhattan Bank and J Sainsbury plc.
Maurice has served as a Trustee Director of the Brendoncare Foundation (UK Registered Charity) and a term as the Independent Member of the Audit and Finance Committee of the National Archives of the United Kingdom. He currently serves on the Assurance Oversight Committee of the CGIAR System Council and on the CGIAR System Board’s Audit and Risk Committee.
Maurice holds UK National security vetting Security Check (SC) accreditation, and has been awarded Fellowships of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA) and the Association of Certified Public Accountants (Australia) (FCPA). He is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA), Certified PRINCE 2 Practitioner and Member of the British Computer Society (AMBCS).