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.
Mark is a serving councillor in Kearsley where he was born and has lived all his life, he has a passion for trying to help improve his community.
Mark worked in the security industry for over 30 years and also contributed in providing regulatory input as a former member of the Association of Chief Police Officers Industry Liaison Committee which was comprised of Police, Insurers, The Home Office, BSIA, Inspectorates and other stakeholders.
Based on his wider experience of the key aspects of the security industry – inspection, auditing, managing, regulating and training - Mark was also involved in consultancy pulling all the skill sets together to analyse needs and then provide sensible, workable and helpful solutions for commerce, industry, government agencies and other clients, he is keen to use the transferable skills he has acquired in his role with Bolton at Home.
Laura has 13 years experience of leading teams within the social housing sector, having worked for a number of housing providers. Currently working as an Area Manager for Hanover Housing Association, a retirement and extra care specialist provider. Laura has vast experience of leading multi disciplinary teams, with key experience in tenancy and housing management, ASB and environmental issues. Laura’s passion is community development and has led on a number of projects to improve communities.
Laura joined Bolton at Home's Board in June 2019.
Kevin is an elected member in Horwich North East ward and as a resident on one of our estates takes a keen interest in the needs of the community and individual customers.
Casework, casual conversations and membership of a residents’ association gives him the opportunity to listen to concerns and reflect on the implications for the organisation. Kevin is also interested in strategic housing issues that arise and thinks it’s important that Board members keep abreast of government policy and the thinking of professionals in the housing sector.
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.