I have worked across the Not for Profit industry group at Grant Thornton for the last 17 years, most recently as Head of Technical and Head of Social Housing and am delighted to take on the role as Chief Operating Officer for the Not for Profit industry Group. With this new role, I will help co-ordinate the firm's industry group and provide a voice on key issues, both internally and externally.
I previously led the not-for-profit sector with Grant Thornton in Sheffield before moving down to London to lead on the firm's work in the housing sector where I am an active member of the ICAEW's housing technical subcommittee and also the HCA special advisers' panel, acting as a sounding board on sector issues and hot topics.
I enjoy leading our national housing team, including reflecting on the debate of emerging areas of accounting practice. I also lead on our commentary on governance in the housing sector. My real passion is working with clients in the not-for-profit space – particularly at the governance level – to enable them to meet their objectives and bring benefits to wider society.
I am also a qualified coach; I'm dedicated to finding opportunities to enable the development and learning of myself and others. Learning and curiosity are one of my core values. I am also qualified as a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner with a future ambition to complete a masters in psychology.
Outside of work, I enjoy being on the other side of the governance table. I was co-opted to a university audit committee for a full term of eight years and on completing that recently joined a small housing board where I am establishing an assurance committee. I spend my weekends running 10km and half marathons slowly, learning yoga and battling with my garden.
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