Gartner Expert

Elizabeth Makris

Director, Advisory

Elizabeth Makris helps Chief Audit Executives and Chief Risk Officers and their leadership teams provide assurance in the most efficient, forward-looking way possible, adding value though business insight as trusted advisors. Specifically, her areas of expertise include improving stakeholder relationships, embedding data analytics in internal audit, board reporting and interaction, aligned assurance techniques, risk assessment best practices, and developing internal audit talent strategies.

Ms. Makris has previous work experience including board education on governance matters, as well as litigating B2B and class action matters.

Previous experience

Helped boards of directors institute best practices in board governance.

Professional background

National Association of Corporate Directors

Senior Manager, Education

Areas of coverage

Audit Methodology and Engagement Execution

Enterprise Risk Management Program Management

Audit Planning and Risk Coverage

Risk Response Strategies

Risk Management Process


B.S. Georgia Institute of Technology, Summa Cum Laude, International Affairs and Modern Languages

Minors: Language Business and Technology; Latin American Studies

J.D. Washington College of Law

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Data Analytics

2Risk Assessment and Operationalizing Risk Appetite

3Recruiting/Talent Management

4Aligned Assurance (Assurance Mapping, Common Risk Language)

5Board and Executive Level Reporting