Governance of Finance, Audit & Risk


Skills: General Management, Governance, Strategic Planning, Business Process Improvement and Cultural Change.

Jo has been involved with Rail Transport for 24 years where she has enhanced the performance of large multi-site businesses which have multiple stakeholders. She has led many large and diverse teams through periods of change and has worked closely with government departments on matters of policy and strategy. She has managed large capital investment portfolios across the country and has gained considerable experience in risk management in a safety critical environment. New to the education sector, Jo brings her senior general management experience to Impact to provide a fresh perspective.

Skills: Risk management, Accounting and Finance, Investment

Daniel is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and additionally holds the CERA risk management qualification. He has over 10 years' experience working in the pensions and institutional investment industry mainly focusing on investment risk management for corporate schemes with assets up to £8bn.

Daniel has over 2 years previous management board experience for a small charity based in Leeds.

Skills: Public sector senior management, strategy and change management

Phil is a qualified social worker and has had a successful career in children and adults social care. He was Head of Wellbeing and Social Care at Calderdale Council with responsibility for a staff team of over 1,000 people and revenue budgets in excess of £60m and took the service through major changes. Since 2013 Phil has undertaken a number of interim assignments throughout England, focusing on change management and the interface between health and social care. Phil has been a Trustee at Impact since 2016 and has a strong commitment to enhancing children's wellbeing and life chances. He is helping to transform Castle Hall Academy, which joined the Trust in September 2018 and where he chairs the LGB. Phil is also a governor at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Skills: Corporate treasury, corporate finance, financial accounting, taxation, project management

Adrian is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, and an experienced treasury, tax and finance professional with over thirty years’ experience. He’s held senior finance positions in the financial services, utilities and airlines sectors as well as having sat on the investment sub-committee of a large local pension scheme.

Skills: Business change and development; Education (Primary) and Governance

John successfully managed in textile and manufacturing for 20 years. His managerial experience involved leading extensive business change and development into new markets.

John has been involved in school governance for over 20 years, first as a parent governor then as a community/co-opted governor and Chair of governors for 10 years. He had a leading role in the relaunch of the local governors’ association, Calderdale Governors’ Association and has been part of the following Local Authority groups: Calderdale Safeguarding Children’s Board, Calderdale Partnership School Improvement Board and The Schools’ Advisory Capital Group.

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