Gartner Expert

James Bourke

Sr Principal, Research

James Bourke is a Senior Principal in the Audit research team at Gartner. He leads the development of content in the Audit Planning and Risk Coverage key initiative and guides research projects aimed at addressing the top priorities of Chief Audit Executives.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner in 2022, James worked in education, where he held a variety of teaching and leadership roles.


Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University

B.A., Political Science and Philosophy, Indiana University

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Understanding new and emerging risks

2Risk assessment processes and methodologies

3Audit planning best practices

4Aligned assurance

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