Team Biographies

The Department employs an experienced group of highly-qualified audit professionals. In addition to our permanent staff, the services of temporary contract auditors are retained from time to time to meet specific requirements.

Mark Britt, CPA, CA, CIA, CRMA, CFE - Director of Internal Audit

Portrait of Mark Britt

Mark joined the Internal Audit Department after 10 years of public accounting experience. His responsibilities include directing the department’s team of professional auditors in the planning and execution of the program of compliance, operational and information systems auditing on all three campuses. He serves on a number of committees and frequently makes presentations to academic and staff administrators about financial administration, internal control and risk management and fraud awareness and prevention.

He serves as a mentor in the University’s Mentoring Leadership Program and is a frequent invited speaker at professional conferences, seminars and meetings. He has served in a variety of volunteer roles with the Internal Auditors Standing Committee of the Canadian Association of University Business Officers (CAUBO) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) as well as an ambassador for a charitable organization. Mark was the recipient of the IIA Canada Distinguished Service Award, the CAUBO Outstanding Contribution Award and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the IIA Toronto Chapter. In 2018 he was the recipient of the Simcoe Hall Vice-Presidential Staff Award.

Daniel Ottini, CISA, CIA, CRMA, FRM - Deputy Director

Portrait of DanielDaniel is Deputy Director of the Internal Audit Department, having joined the Department in 2004 after 7 years Internal Audit and Risk Management experience in the Canadian Insurance and Mutual Fund sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) degree from York University and has a Fellowship in Risk Management (FRM), a Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA) and has recently completed a Cyber Security Management Certificate. He is a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) as well as a Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA).

Jeff McIlravey, CFSA, CRMA - Manager

Portrait of JeffJeff has over 25 years of experience in internal and external audit. Specializing in Enterprise Governance, using a disciplined approach set out by IIA Global Standards, along with his financial expertise and strong project management skills, including a wide-range of experience in governance, performance management and process improvement. Jeff is a CFSA, CRMA and Accredited in Internal Quality Assessment and Validation. Jeff is an active leader in the IIA profession and a participant at IIA related events and presentations throughout North America.

Audelyn Budihardjo - Supervisor

Vandana Bhamidi, CPA, CA - Senior Auditor

Portrait of Vandana

Vandana joined the Internal Audit team in June 2014 after working with City of Mississauga, BlackBerry and ICICI Bank. She is a CPA, CA and CA from India. A major part of her job is process improvement, by identifying control gaps and recommending risk mitigating controls. She finds the opportunity to interact with various departments within the University and meet the amazing people that work here as the best part of her role.

Vandana plays badminton and is a part of a Dragon boating club that won gold in their division in August 2019. She is passionate about playing the sitar-Indian musical instrument and yoga.

Anoop Kaur, CPA - Senior Auditor

Portrait of AnoopAnoop Kaur joined the Department in 2018 in the role of Senior Auditor. She is an experienced audit professional, having previously worked with the Ontario government and Waterloo Regional Police Service. Anoop is a CPA and an honors Bachelor of Commerce graduate from York University. The aspect she finds most rewarding as an auditor is the positive change and process improvements that are implemented as a direct result of audit recommendations and being part of the process that helps make a difference.

Lusine Amirkhanyan, CPA, CIA, PhD - Senior Auditor

Photo of LusineLusine joined the Internal Audit team as a Senior Auditor in 2018 by bringing in auditing experience, both internal and external - with multinational public accounting firms including Big 4. She is a CPA, holds a CIA designation and is a member of ACCA, having been awarded a Placewinner’s prize for papers P2: Advanced Financial Reporting and P4: Advanced Financial Management. She completed a Doctorate degree in the field of accounting and auditing, and enjoys teaching Auditing courses with continuing education programs.

Linda Ye, CISA - Senior Auditor

Photo of LindaLinda joined the Internal Audit team in 2017, after many years of working experience in IT audit and project management in both banking industry and software Research & Design (R&D) environment. Her major roles at the Internal Audit (IA) Department are to perform IT & IT project audits; and to perform data analytics to support a variety of initiatives. She holds a CISA and PMP, and she is skillful in a number of data analytical tools, e.g., ACL, Minitab, SQL, Tableau, etc.

She likes a number of outdoor activities, such as canoeing, hiking, and cross country skiing.

Marek Wlochowicz - Audit Assistant

Portrait of MarekMarek has been with the University since 2012. His current role is the Assistant Auditor. He oversees the compliance function which includes Continuous Audit and Research Compliance. Other work includes the review of Student Societies to confirm compliance with the University’s Policy for Compulsory Non-Academic Incidental Fees. Prior to Internal Audit, he worked as the Business Officer at the Office of the Governing Council. Marek graduated from the University of Toronto Mississauga.