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Who runs HIAF

Co-Chair: Angela Gooch


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).

Co-Chair: Helen Young

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Helen Young, Auditor, Risk and Assurance Services, Home Group Ltd

Helen qualified as a Chartered Auditor in 2008 and obtained the IT Auditing Certificate in 2012 with the Charter Institute of Internal Auditors. Helen has worked in housing internal audit since 2002.

She previously sat on the North East CIIA committee and is now a member of CIIA's Guidance Working Group which brings together internal audit professionals from across different sectors to develop guidance and technical blogs for its members.

Memberships Services: Christine Davison

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Andy Powell - Committee member

Rob Hanley - Committee member


Karen Featherstone - Committee member

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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.