With over 25 years of experience in public sector audit, I can say that every day is completely different and each one brings new and interesting challenges. I enjoy every one of them for different reasons. As a director responsible for the audits of a wide range of diverse organisations, many of them facing challenges that are likely to affect us all on a regular basis, I work with colleagues to deliver high-quality work efficiently while offering sector insight to assist clients in delivering their plans.
As a specialist in the public sector, I am very passionate about the way that it is being shaped and developed. It is different from the traditional structure that many still believe it to be, with great innovation and collaboration happening across the board. It is a dynamic and exciting environment in which to work.
Being a public sector auditor is not just about looking at the accounts. My work takes me into assessing the business planning, risk management and wholescale redesign of public services initiatives that our clients are having to develop, challenging organisations to change their thinking, to consider and work through what many would have believed were ‘unthinkable’ solutions just a few years ago. The overall aim is to help public sector organisations deliver the services needed by their local populations in a sustainable way.
When not working, I enjoy time with my daughter, taking her to all the various activities that keep her fit and healthy and me maintaining a time-scheduling system that could be the envy of many a parent. The rest of my spare time I share with friends enjoying the good things in life, such as pub lunches.