Group Audit and Risk Committee
This Committee has devolved responsibility from the Group Board of Bolton at Home Limited for:
- financial control arrangements and systems;
- internal and external audit arrangements, including the appointment of internal auditors and making recommendations to the Group Board on the appointment of external auditors;
- risk management processes and systems;
- anti fraud, anti corruption and money laundering and requirements of the Criminal Finances Act;
- information governance and general data protection regulations (GDPR); and
- value for money strategy and compliance with Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) standards.
Terms of reference
Bill Gill (Chair)
An experienced auditor and consultant. A passion for risk and control, and a focus on practical and pragmatic solutions. Recent consultancy and interim management assignments have provided a detailed management’s perspective, whilst non executive roles have helped develop a keen strategic viewpoint.
Sharon brings many years’ experience across a wide range of housing and related areas within Local Authorities and Combined Authorities. This includes 15 years at Head of Service level in two Greater Manchester LAs with responsibility for Strategic Housing, Private Sector Housing, Housing-led Regeneration, Housing Growth and a range of other services and areas. Sharon’s experience at CAs (both Greater Manchester and Liverpool City Region) – involving several areas such as Private Sector Housing, Housing Growth and Housing Retrofit - has added further experience as well as different perspectives. Strong partnerships and collaboration with Housing Providers has featured highly in her career and is a considerable strength.
Sharon is highly passionate and committed to making a difference to places and the lives of residents and communities; with her Board and Committee roles presenting significant opportunity in these respects.
Sharon joined Bolton at Home's Board, together with the Group Audit and Risk Committee, Group Development Committee and Operations Committee in April 2022.
Bernadette works within litigation for a local legal practice and has worked within the sector for over 20 years.
As a Trustee for the Westhoughton Educational Fund, Bernadette was elected in 2019 as a Councillor for Westhoughton North and Chew Moor. In the same year, Bernadette was also re-elected as a Westhoughton Town Councillor for the Wingates Ward, where she served as Deputy Mayor for 2 years.
Mark combines his non-executive role with his executive career in the NHS. Most recently, Mark has been appointed to a place director role within the Cheshire and Merseyside Integrated Care Board, tasked with delivering joined up health and care services.
By profession, Mark is a chartered accountant and held executive finance roles across Greater Manchester before moving into general management. Mark is passionate about tackling health inequalities and is keen to explore the broader contribution Bolton at Home can make to supporting flourishing communities. He has been on the board of Bolton at Home previously in 2018 and was re-appointed to the board in April 2022.
Amanda joined Arcon's Board in March 2018. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, a Member of the Institute of Risk Management and a Volunteer for North West's Change Management Institute with over 12 years delivering Strategic agendas on Executive Boards for Insurance, Financial and Legal Service Sectors. She holds an International Diploma for Risk Management awarded by the IRM. Amanda now works as a consultant specialising in Governance, Risk, Compliance and Transformation.
Amanda joined the Group Audit and Risk Committee in June 2019 and was appointed to Bolton at Home Board in January 2020.
Matt has been Strategic Director of Property and Development with Southway Housing since December 2017 and has worked in social housing asset management for over 25 years, delivering many significant development and improvement programmes throughout his career.
Matt firmly believes in the benefits that investing in new and existing homes can have in maximising the social value of our properties and how, in turn, this can positively impact the lives of residents and the local environment.
Matt has been a co-opted Board member at Bolton at Home since 2018, and became a full Board member in January 2020.