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Audit and Risk Committee

Audit and Risk Committee

This committee is a key part of our governance framework, providing assurance to the Strategic Board. Members are responsible for internal control, risk management, and both internal and external auditing. Their work ensures that our operations are effective and well managed.

Clive Springett (Chair)

Clive Springett (Chair)

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

Mark Tutton

Mark Tutton

“I joined the 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 become involved in local issues. After a short spell volunteering at a National Trust site, I saw this opportunity at Havebury as being perfect for me. I am married with two grown-up daughters and a grown-up stepson. I love to garden, cook, walk and play the occasional round of golf.”

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 more than 30 years in the financial services industry. I led the Customer Proposition Integration Programme when NatWest and RBS merged in 2001. More recently, I 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 an Operations Management MBA from Warwick University, am qualified in AML/STF and am an MSP practitioner in Programme Management. I am also a seasoned conference speaker, am media trained and have appeared on TV discussing the life and challenges of senior women in banking.

“Since leaving full-time City life, I have worked 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. Away from work, I am married to Martin and have a daughter, Ciara.”

Julian Foster

Julian Foster

Julian is a chartered accountant and corporate treasurer. He was executive finance director of Broadland Housing Association until 2019. He has held four senior finance director roles in growing housing association groups in the eastern region over the last 20 years. In these roles, he has been instrumental in delivering a series of ground-breaking corporate funding deals and large technology projects, as well as leading on development and corporate governance. His early career included senior positions in investment banking. This led to roles as finance director of both a building society and a futures and options local.

Julian is currently a non-executive director of the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where he is Chair of the Audit Committee. He is married to Rachel, a retired police officer who is now a curate in the Church of England. He has two daughters, Naomi and Jessica, who work for the NHS. He is a shadow trustee of Level Up, a proposed charity providing assistive technology for disabled people. This is led by his stepson Michael and daughter-in-law Kelly.

Peter Basford

Peter Basford

Peter enjoyed a 33-year career with Lloyds Bank in a variety of leadership roles. These included private and commercial banking and auditing. He also helped set up a new internal joint venture which built to 76 staff and a £32m annual profit. He left Lloyds in 2018 to follow his passion for helping SMEs develop their businesses.

Peter is the founder and owner of Business Growth Coaches Network which has quickly established a national group of coaches who provide cost effective support and guidance to SMEs. He is also co-founder of Innovation Labs Group in Stowmarket. This supports technology start-ups and scale-ups and has plans to open more offices in the future.

Additionally, Peter is a board member of the Wind Energy Museum in Norfolk and treasurer for Innovate Suffolk, an organisation which promotes Tech Hackathons. Peter was also delighted to be asked to be a Suffolk Ambassador, promoting all that is great about our county. Away from work, Peter is a keen golfer, sports fan and music lover. He enjoys travelling, his favourite places being the Algarve, the Maldives and Scandinavia.