Bringing trust-building audits within reach at any stage

AssuranceLab was born out of a desire to do audits differently


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Our team!

More than 50 staff located across 8 countries

Net promoter score of 72

2023 Startup Employer of the Year

Finnies 2024 Finalists

B-Corp Certified

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Our mission is to elevate enterprise trust, growth, and better practices with audits.


See what can be achieved when you inspire trust with every customer interaction

Customer Revenue

Win large customers to grow revenue

Satisfy customer and regulatory requirements

Satisfy customer and regulator requirements

Improve security practices

Improve security practices

Achieve operational excellence

Achieve operational excellence

Build trust with key stakeholders

Build trust with key stakeholders

Equip team to maintain trust at scale

Equip your team to maintain trust at scale


Work with an audit company that’s on the same page about what matters

Leverage technology

Leverage technology

Combining AI technology with a human-led approach, we take the traditionally complex and costly audit processes and make it as simple, transparent and accessible as possible.

Tailor service

Tailored service

No two businesses are the same - so why attempt to standardise audits? Our audits are built around your way of operating, so you get the results you’re seeking without wasting time and money.

Nurture relationships

Nurture relationships

We put our team, clients and industry partners at the heart of every decision. We may use the latest in audit and compliance technology but we always make time for people.

Build trust

Build trust

Everything we do helps build trust; our service builds trust in us, and our audit services help our clients earn and keep the trust of others. All progress is built on trust.

Enable breakthroughs

Enable breakthroughs

We get the struggles of fast-moving businesses, but we also know that some barriers to success (like appearing untrustworthy or unreliable to would-be enterprise customers) are avoidable.

Forge partnerships

Forge partnerships

We work closely with a range of trusted consulting partners who can help our clients improve in ways we can’t due to potential conflicts. Together we are a total solution.


Get to know the people changing the way cybersecurity audits are done

Paul Wenham, MBA, CISA, MIRM, PMP,

Cofounder and Co-CEO

New South Wales, Australia

Paul is an ex-Big 4 risk assurance manager and audit disruptor driving our product and service innovation. With experience in over 500 engagements, Paul has the insight needed in audit practices to develop a smarter approach to audits. His entrepreneurial brain and heart enabled him to make his vision a reality to build the team and take it global.

Erika Villanueva, CPA, CA, BIT, BBus
Cofounder and COO

New South Wales, Australia

Erika is our in-house Chartered Accountant who issues reports and certifications. An ex-Big 4 risk and assurance executive with deep expertise in cybersecurity and ESG. With a heart of gold and a nurturing personality, Erika provides the team with the steadfast leadership to deliver for our clients globally. She’ll always help you get a win – unless you challenge her to a rock-climbing race! 

Nicholas Lew Ton, MBA, GCertLdshp
Cofounder and Co-CEO

Texas, United States

Nick is our strategy and growth specialist keeping the team on track with one eye always on the future. He has a proven track record of developing high-performance teams to deliver strategic outcomes across both the private and public sectors, Nick was a crucial factor in our transition from startup to scaleup. He is passionate about health and wellbeing and can often be found running up or down mountains.

Patrick Hegarty, MSc

Dublin, Ireland

Patrick has held a number of senior roles in Global Innovation and R&D Hubs. He is a Mentor with the Unreasonable Group, where he has worked with more than 50 startups as they look to grow globally. Patrick brings a systems design approach to AssuranceLab and believes that growth comes from strategic partnerships. Growing up Patrick loved sailing and was a member of the Irish national team for six years.

Anna Doogan, FCA, AMIIA, Bcom(Acc)
Director of Audit Services

Canberra, Australia

Anna has more than 25 years of experience working in the private and private sectors, including owning a practice for seven years. She has experience in developing, rolling out and maintaining audit methodology, providing technical audit and accounting advice, developing and facilitating audit training and undertaking assurance reviews. Anna is a mum of three children and loves travelling, cooking, dancing and is fluent in Polish. 

Mathew Camp, PG Dip DigM
Head of Product & Technology

Queensland, Australia

Mat worked for Australia’s largest mortgage aggregator and companies like American Express. He has experience leading the product and technology functions of SaaS companies. Mat is data-driven, customer-centric and a nurturing leader. He is an avid traveller (been to 37 countries), yogi and motorcycle rider. He is currently completing his MBA (Technology).

Joel Thornton, BCom, MIntRel
Head of Sales

Western Australia, Australia

Joel has more than 10 years of experience working in sales/ partnerships in the tech and capital-raising sectors. With a client-first approach, attention to detail and strong relationship-building skills, Joel ensures the smooth running of our partnership development. Joel is a keen traveller (visited over 35 countries) and has lived in four of those for an extended period.

Christina Mastripolito, CA, BCom
Customer Success Manager

South Australia, Australia

Christina is at the heart of our customer-centric approach to audits. In addition to being a people person and natural relationship-builder, she brings over five years of experience in external financial audit and understands our clients’ compliance needs. She also loves spending time outdoors and spoiling her golden retriever, Winston.

Bradley Steinbach
People and Culture Manager

Victoria, Australia

Bradley has more than four years of experience working with some of Australia’s fastest-growing startups & scaleups. He has experience designing and managing high-bar people and talent acquisition, holds multiple cybersecurity certifications, and advocates for the employer brand. Outside of work, he is a busy husband and a father to three incredible children. 

Gemma Weedon, BBus (PR and Marketing)
Marketing & Communications Manager

New South Wales, Australia

Gemma brings her passionate and bubbly personality to the team. She has a range of experience including strategic marketing, content creation, social media marketing, graphic design, website management, customer relationship management and event management. In her spare time, she is out exploring the Australian 4-wheel drive tracks, at the gym or reading.

Cherica Collie, CPA, CISA
Senior Manager

Nassau, The Bahamas

Cherica is an ex-Big 4 technology risk specialist with over seven years of experience across three countries. She works with clients to navigate information system audits, regulatory compliance, internal audits, APRA standards, and integrated audits. She is an empathetic and enthusiastic professional who enjoys collaboration and spending time in the kitchen.

Michael Precious, BSecStud

New South Wales, Australia

Michael is an ex-Big 4 ISO 27001 and SOC 2 specialist in delivering multi-standard engagements for companies ranging from startup to scaleup. He is a customer-focused professional who takes a pragmatic approach and brings his energetic spirit and laughter to the team. He is a playlist curator, gin collector, and diehard Swans supporter you want in your corner.


Roghan McMahon, ACA, CA

Victoria, Australia

Originally from County Wicklow in Ireland, working in a Big 4, Roghan his knowledge and experience in risk assurance, with a speciality in SOC1 and SOC2. His detailed orientation, hardworking nature, and client-focused approach ensures quality outcomes. He is a mad sports fan and enjoys reading or playing the piano.