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Who runs HIAF

Chair: Karen Featherstone

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Karen Featherstone, Assistant Director, Governance & Enabling Services, Gentoo Group

Previously the Head of Business Assurance for Gentoo, Karen qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte in 2001. She has worked in housing internal audit since 2002.

She was a Board member of Derwentside Homes from 2005 to 2010, becoming Chair of the Audit Committee, then latterly Chair of the Board.

Memberships Services: Christine Davison

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Treasurer: Gordon Mattocks

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Gordon Mattocks, Managing Director, GSM Board Assurance

Gordon is the managing director of GSM Board Assurance, providing internal audit and risk management consultancy services in the public sector.

He sits on CIPFA's Audit Panel and is an executive member of the CIPFA Procurement and Contract Audit Forum (PACAF).

Angela Gooch - Committee member


Andy Powell - Committee member

Helen Young - Committee member


Rob Hanley - Committee member


Peter McKenzie - Committee member