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Audit & Risk Committee

Audit & Risk Committee

Havebury Housing Partnership’s Audit and Risk Committee is a key part of its Governance Framework. It provides assurance to the Strategic Board.  The systems of internal control, risk management and the internal and external audit functions to ensure they are effective and well managed.


Non-Executive Directors WANTED: Audit & Risk Committee

Havebury is seeking two individuals to join its Audit & Risk Committee.
 
Havebury is looking for individuals who can:
  • Provide oversight at the right level. Critically evaluating information and constructively challenging where necessary. Contributing to effective decision‐making and assurance.
  • Bring experience and own insight on the critical issues facing the organisation. Contributing to the identification of risks, challenges and opportunities at a strategic level.
  • Attend meetings of the Audit & Risk Committee as required. (usually four times a year in the evenings).
  • Attend strategic planning events and training events as required. (up to three times a year during the day).
 
You will be able to:
  • Prove commitment to the values and aims of Havebury Housing Partnership.
  • Take a positive approach to working as part of a team, building trust and respect with colleagues.
  • Use own specialist skills to build the knowledge of others.
  • Understand and fulfil the role of non-executive director.
  • Be open, transparent and maintain confidentiality.
  • Keep own skills and knowledge of the business and its operating environment up to date.
 
You may have experience of:
  • Public or private sector finance and/or internal/external audit.
  • Participating in Audit Committees or similar.
  • Operating at strategic level in a large organisation or business.
Havebury offers a remuneration package of £4,000 per annum.

Is this is of interest to you. Please send your CV with a covering note to execteamandsupport@havebury.com.
For an informal discussion about the roles please call Marie McCleary, Director of Resources and Company Secretary on 01284 722006.

Clive Springett (Chair)

Clive Springett (Chair)

“I am thrilled and honoured to have been appointed as the new Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.

I previously served as the Deputy Chair and would like to thank our outgoing Chair (Robert Everitt) for his commitment and dedication over his term in office. He will be a hard act to follow!

We have a great, experienced committee and are committed to continuous improvement across all risk and assurance areas of the business. The world for housing providers, is ever changing and we cannot rest on our laurels, if we want to ensure Havebury continues to deliver outstanding service & value for our customers.”

Mark Tutton

Mark Tutton

“I joined Havebury’s Audit & Risk Committee at the beginning of 2016. I am currently employed as the Fire Safety Manager for a large supermarket chain. As part of a small team of safety professionals, I provide policies and advice on fire safety for around 2,000 shops, offices and warehouses. I served in the London Fire Brigade for over 20 years from the age of 18 and have continued to work in the Fire Safety industry ever since. I am proud of the time I spent as a firefighter during which I was involved in many serious incidents and rescues.

Having moved to Suffolk in 2010, I was looking for an opportunity to find out about and become involved in local issues, after a short spell of volunteering at a National Trust site I saw this opportunity at Havebury as being perfect.

I am married with two grown up daughters and a grown up step-son. I love to garden, cook, walk and play the occasional round of golf”

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas joined the Strategic Board in March 2015 and was also appointed to the Audit & Risk Committee.  Chartered Accountant qualified since 1991 with a decade of boardroom experience in a rapidly expanding property and financial services SME. Awarded Institute of Directors Chartered Director accreditation in 2004 regarded as the gold standard qualification of corporate governance and strategic direction. Fifteen years’ experience of risk management in banking, financial services and property. Helen is also a Trustee at Age UK Suffolk.

Allan Oxborrow

Allan Oxborrow

“I joined Havebury’s Audit & Risk Committee in October 2014 and still thrive from the role after two years.

I am currently European Chief Internal Auditor for Canada Life – a Life Insurance industry. I used to work for the accountancy and professional services firm KPMG as a Senior Manager.

I have experienced risk and internal audit professional having held senior Head of Audit roles at a number of FTSE companies over the past 20 years.

When the opportunity arose to join the senior team at Havebury, I was keen to share his experience from other industry sectors and to help Havebury, its residents and wider community, in the continuing drive for affordable and sustainable housing.

I am also a qualified member of both the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Institute of Risk Management and actively involved in furthering progressive approaches in risk management and control for the benefit of the organisations I work with.

I’m a married father of three children living in Cambridgeshire and in any spare time that I manage to find, I enjoy travelling and anything that involves being outdoors.”

Kym Hudson

Kym Hudson

“I have an impressive track record of outstanding performance at senior levels in Risk, Transformational Change, Customer Service and Operations Management over a 30+ year period within the Financial Services Industry.  I have led the Customer Proposition Integration Programme when NatWest and RBS merged in 2001 and more recently was one of a very small cadre of female executives to lead the regulatory interface during a high profile Industry Payments Systems failure.  I hold the Operations Management MBA from Warwick University, am qualified in AML/STF and am an MSP practiser for Programme Management. I am also a seasoned conference speaker, media trained and appeared on TV discussing the life and challenges of senior women in banking.

 

Since leaving full time City life, I have continued as an Executive Coach and Mentor, become a Business Consultant, started working with a Financial Services recruitment company, been a Non Executive Director for a FinTech start up and am now excited to be working with Havebury as a Non Executive Director supporting the Audit & Risk Committee and Strategic Board.  Away from work, I am married to Martin, have a daughter, Ciara who teaches and performs in Musical Theatre, is a semi professional musician and a club runner about to complete her 25th (and last!) marathon.”

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