SB106 Designing, Developing, and Deploying Simulations in a Global Environment

3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Wednesday, September 30

Expo Hall: Emerging Tech Stage

EY’s audit practice is almost 70,000 people strong with the additional challenge of having huge diversity in geography, cultural, and learning preferences. Learn about EY’s experience and challenges with designing, developing, and deploying simulations across a diverse network. Also learn about the background of the Audit Academy at EY, including its design, development, and governance processes.

Simon Berridge

Global Assurance Learning Development Leader


Simon Berridge is a global assurance learning development leader at EY (formerly Ernst & Young). He joined EY’s audit practice in the UK in 2001 and became a chartered accountant (FCCA) in 2005. He spent 10 years auditing midsize to Fortune 500 companies before moving to the US into a permanent role in learning and development in 2010. In the past five years, Simon has managed EY’s accounting curriculum; led all learning development efforts across EY’s assurance practice, including kickoff of EY’s largest curriculum redesign; and now focuses on learning strategy and design within EY’s assurance practice. Simon successfully completed the Learning 2012 30 Under 30 program and has been recognized with awards from Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Martin Hayter

Global Assurance Learning Leader


Martin Hayter is the global assurance learning leader of EY. Martin has worked for EY for more than 25 years, having graduated from the University of Warwick in the UK. In his 10 years as an auditor and in other roles supporting operations and technology implementations, Martin has always had a passion for learning, both developing and facilitating programs. Martin was appointed as the global advisory learning leader in 2010, moving from the UK to Dallas, Texas, shortly thereafter, and then transitioned to global assurance learning leader three years later. In his learning leader roles, Martin has overseen programs winning multiple Brandon Hall and CLO awards.

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