Bill is an assurance, audit and governance specialist within the social housing sector. He has almost 30 years experience working within the sector, either within social landlords or for consultancies. He has carried out numerous assignments around risk, performance management and value for money, alongside internal audit work and interim governance positions. Bill is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors and has spoken at numerous audit and housing conferences over the years. Bill is currently Chair of the Group Audit & Risk Committee at Bolton at Home, having previously served as the Audit Committee Chair at Salix Homes.
Bill has developed specialisms in a number of areas, including in-depth assessments (IDA) and value for money (VFM). This follows work with HouseMark undertaking performance management and value for money reviews. In 2019, Bill undertook a review of the VFM reports and metric calculations of most of the audit clients of Beever & Struthers, providing them with useful suggestions for improvements. This resulted in Bill contributing the VFM section to Beever & Struthers’ Top 100 Review. Bill has recently been involved in a governance perspective with a number of registered providers who were seeking to be upgraded through the IDA process and helped them successfully to reach G1.