Richard Boneham, Head of the Audit Partnership – BA (Hons) in Geography and CIPFA qualified with 31 years local government experience of which 28 years have been in internal audit. He has both district and county council audit experience. Prior to the formation of the Partnership, he has headed the Internal Audit section at Derby City Council for the past 23 years. Richard is also responsible for the strategic management of Risk Management, Insurance, and Information Governance at Derby City Council as well as heading the Internal Audit Partnership. Richard is an experienced lecturer having assisted Nottingham Trent University to deliver their CIPFA course since 1994. His key areas of specialism for lecturing are internal audit, risk and anti-fraud. He has also developed training sessions around the key principles of good governance for the partner organisations. He also works closely with partner organisations to provide bespoke training to Audit Committee members.
Adrian Manifold, Audit Manager – Adrian is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors (CMIIA) and a highly experienced and successful Audit Manager who has worked in local government for over 35 years; the vast majority of this time being in Internal Audit. He is part of CMAP’s leadership team that manages the delivery of Internal Audit services to our six partner organisations. Adrian acts as the Chief Audit Executive for two of the partners and was instrumental in the formation of CMAP, which was created to:
Deliver cost savings for all partners through efficiencies and economies of scale.
Improve productivity, coverage and the quality of service.
Provide sustainability and resilience, ensuring continuity of service delivery.
Provide a staffing resource that could be deployed more flexibly, with greater ability to cope with vacancies and / or ad-hoc work.
Provide greater opportunities and incentives for staff.
Phone: 01332 64 3281 Email: Adrian.Manifold@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linkedin:
Mandy Marples, Audit Manager – CIPFA qualified with 36 years local government experience with 20 years internal audit experience and 12 years accountancy experience. Mandy is part of CMAP’s Leadership Team that manages the delivery of internal audit services to our Partners. She is the Chief Audit Executive for both Ashfield District Council and Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service. Mandy has been at Derby City Council/The Partnership for 22 years having previously worked for 2 other Councils. She has significant experience and knowledge of key financial systems and local authority services. Mandy has also completed the CIPFA Certificate in Investigative Practice qualification to complement the Section’s investigatory capabilities. She has led a number of key investigations resulting in a range of disciplinary outcomes including custodial sentencing. Mandy has also enhanced her professional development by completing Derbyworkstyle certificate at Derby University on mobile working. This provided managers with the skills and toolkit to ensure that partnership staff can work effectively anywhere, in distributed teams, using mobile technologies.
Martin Shipley, Group Auditor – HNC in Management, Certificated Lead Auditor, PIIA qualified and CIPFA Certificate in Investigative Practice qualified. Martin has 20 years local government experience, including 4 years at the Chamber of Commerce and 9 years at Derby City Council prior to the formation of the Partnership, with 19 years internal audit experience and 7 years accountancy experience across both public and private sectors. Martin has developed a number of internal processes and procedures and specialises in contract audit, representing the Partnership as the Chairman of the Midlands Contract Audit Group. He has undertaken a number of high profile investigations across the partnership, with respect to financial irregularities, procurements and contractual related issues.
Phone: 01332 64 3292 Email: Martin.Shipley@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linkedin:
Hannah McDonald, Group Auditor – BA (Hons) in English & Media, Advanced Professional Certificate in Investigative Practice (APCIP) and PIIA qualified with 16 years audit experience auditing in both the private and public sectors. Hannah has been with us for 12 years, having previously delivered audits to local authorities, educational establishments, housing providers, health care services, private sector organisations and charitable institutions. Hannah has a wealth of experience in planning for and delivering audits on financial systems, governance, risk management and performance in the organisations she has worked for as part of her previous employment and as part of the Partnership. She is primarily responsible for reviewing the work of the team and ensuring quality standards are maintained.
Phone: 01332 64 3284 Email: Hannah.McDonald@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linkedin:
Lynne Parkin, Principal Auditor – DIPHEA in Accounting and Finance and ACCA qualified with 14 years audit experience in both the private and public sectors. Lynne has been with the Partnership for 5 years, having spent the previous 9 years at a local borough council delivering a wide range of audit assignments. During her time at the partnership Lynne has delivered a number of key financial systems audits (including Accounting Systems, Housing Benefits, Creditors & Rental Control) to our partners as well as reviewing the corporate governance arrangements in place in respect of their management of Health & Safety. Lynne has delivered audits on People Management ensuring that appropriate strategic policies were in place in relation to key areas. Lynne previously worked at BDO Stoy Hayward helping to deliver final accounts audits to a range of external clients.
Ranjit Gill, Principal Auditor – is PIIA qualified with 14 years Internal Audit experience, 3 years in the NHS and 11 years at Derby City Council. Ranjit is competent in undertaking high profile audits encompassing strategic management, corporate governance and implementation strategies. She has developed a sound understanding of the substantial impact of national initiatives from central government on local government and partner organisations in delivering social care, education and health services. She is experienced in researching and managing the planning and delivery of audit programmes covering new and often politically sensitive matters that include examples such as, the Personalisation agenda for delivering adult social care, the transition of Public Health from the NHS to local government, Commissioning and partnering arrangements for ensuring the best use of resources, Safeguarding reviews, Schools Financial Value Standard, and the provision of internal audit services to state schools that have converted to Academy status.
Cheryl Brown, Principal Auditor – BTEC National Business and Finance and AAT qualified. She has worked within the public sector for 25 years, including 19 years audit experience with 6 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers; where she has delivered audits for a number of local government, education and NHS clients, with a range of subjects including key financial systems, governance and operations. She spent 10 years in the audit team at Ashfield District Council as an Auditor and progressing to Senior Auditor before joining the CMAP Team in January 2016 when the Partnership expanded to incorporate ADC.
Susannah Leask, Principal Auditor – PhD Cell Biology and CIPFA qualified. Susannah joined the Partnership in August 2016. She has 7 years external and internal audit experience gained during previous roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young and the Audit Commission. She has planned and delivered audits for a number of local government, education and NHS clients, covering a diverse range of subjects encompassing key financial systems, governance and operations. Susannah is also the Local Authority-nominated governor at a primary school.
Gary Radford, Principal Auditor – CIPFA qualified with 30 years public sector experience, Gary started his career as an auditor with Mansfield District and Gedling Borough Councils. This was followed by a period as an Accountant at Derbyshire County Council and 14 years as Finance Manager at Derbyshire Probation Trust. Gary joined CMAP in 2016.
Alan Hetherington, Principal Auditor – BEng Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Alan joined the CMAP team in October 2016. He is an experienced Internal Auditor (25 years) with a broad and varied experience of internal audit techniques ranging from system based, value for money, computer audit, investigation (including fraud), Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) to risk based, and adapting these to meet the requirements of clients. For the last 18 years Alan has been a Senior Internal Auditor with RSM UK responsible for undertaking risk based internal audit reviews at a variety of public and private sector organisations, including NHS Trusts, Local Government, Further and Higher Education, Charities, Housing Associations and Corporate Sector, within tight time scales.
Paul Needham, Principal IT Auditor – Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), BSc (Hons) in Information Systems, ITIL certified, with 13 years IT Auditing experience at the Central Midlands Audit Partnership. Paul is a technically proficient IT Auditor with practical experience in conducting vulnerability scanning and assessments, internal and external audit reviews of ICT infrastructure (voice and data), ERP and LoB applications, all major server applications and infrastructure services, operating systems, database platforms, middleware, ICT service operations and processes, performing digital forensics investigations, and conducting data analysis and matching exercises to help identify fraud, error and data quality issues. Paul has a detailed understanding of all major ICT Frameworks, Standards and Regulations (including ITIL, COBIT, COSO, ISO27001, Risk IT, PCI DSS, GDPR, Data Protection Act, Freedom of Information Act). Using his years of experience and technical expertise, Paul has a proven track record of routinely identifying high risk security, non-compliance, continuity and redundancy weaknesses, and provides sound technical recommendations to help prevent exposure of personal sensitive data to unauthorised access, and prevent the loss of availability of business critical IT Systems.
Phone: 01332 64 3291 Email: Paul.Needham@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linkedin:
Jacob Hand, Trainee Auditor – Jacob has 2 years Internal Audit experience and has delivered audits on income, officers expenses and payroll. Jacob is currently working towards the IIA Level 4 Internal Audit Practitioner Apprenticeship qualification.
Phone: 01332 64 2711 Email: Jacob.Hand@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linked In:
Leon Winstanley, IT Audit Placement – Leon has recently joined the team for his placement year at university. Whilst at university Leon is working towards a BSc (Hons) Computer Science Degree (with sandwich year).