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 – CMIIA and part qualified CIPFA with 32 years local government experience of which 29 years have been in Internal Audit. He has worked for 5 different Councils in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire where he has gained a wealth of audit experience. Adrian has worked for Derby City Council/The Partnership for the last 18 years. He has been responsible for the planning, management and delivery of the operational audit plans for the Partnership and all our external clients for the last 8 years. Adrian was responsible for setting up and developing our excellent IT Audit service and has been instrumental in the design and in-house development of our bespoke Audit Management systems and automated working papers package. Adrian also produced our unique risk assessment modelling package and audit planning methodology which we use to develop all our customers annual Audit Plans. More recently he has formulated our Balanced Scorecard approach to performance management. Adrian recently received a University Diploma from Derby University on Managing a Mobile Workforce.
Phone: 01332 64 3281 Email: Adrian.Manifold@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linkedin:
Mandy Marples, Audit Manager – CIPFA qualified with 30 years local government experience with 14 years internal audit experience and 12 years accountancy experience. Mandy has been at Derby City Council/The Partnership for 16 years having previously worked for 2 other Councils. She has significant experience and knowledge of key financial systems and local authority services. Along with Jacinta, she is primarily responsible for reviewing the work of the team and ensuring quality standards are maintained. 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 recently 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.
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.
Mark Allsop, Principal Auditor – BA (Hons) in Business Studies and CIPFA qualified with 16 years local government internal audit experience. Mark is in his second spell at Derby City Council, having also worked in audit at Derbyshire County Council, where he had experience of auditing the Derbyshire Constabulary for 3 years. Since becoming CIPFA qualified Mark has become a member of the TISonline Internal Audit Editorial Board which produces and updates existing technical information streams which are available to accounting professionals through the CIPFA TISonline website. Mark has supported the Head of Governance and Assurance in providing reports on the ‘Effectiveness of Internal Audit’ and a ‘Review of the Council’s System of Governance’ which helped form the Annual Governance Statement for a local Borough Council. Mark is the lead contact for Payment Card Industry (PCI DSS) audits for the Partnership and for all grant certification audits, providing assurance to Section 151 officers and Chief Executives. Mark has also completed the mandatory Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) training enabling him to undertake compliance audits of selected schemes.
Phone: 01332 64 3286 Email: Mark.Allsop@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.
Martin Shipley, Principal Auditor – HNC in Management, Certificated Lead Auditor, PIIA qualified and CIPFA Certificate in Investigative Practice qualified. Martin has 16 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 16 years internal audit experience and 7 years accountancy experience across both public and private sectors. Martin has developed our risk based approach to data quality audits 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, Principal Auditor – BA (Hons) in English & Media and PIIA qualified with 9 years audit experience auditing in both the private and public sectors. Hannah has been with us for 5 years, having previously delivered audits to local authorities, educational establishments, housing providers, health care services, private sector organisations and charitable institutions, for RSM Bentley Jennison. Hannah has a wealth of experience in planning for and delivering audits on financial systems, governance and performance in the organisations she has worked for as part of her previous employment and as part of the Partnership. Hannah currently undertakes audits for all of the Partnership’s clients, including Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Phone: 01332 64 3284 Email: Hannah.McDonald@centralmidlandsaudit.co.uk Find me on Linkedin:
Cheryl Chappell, Principal Auditor – BTEC National Business and Finance and AAT qualified. She has worked within the public sector for 22 years, including 16 years audit experience with 6 years at PWC where she has completed internal and external audits in both the private and public sector. The last 10 years she has been in internal audit at Ashfield District Council, and joined the CMAP Team in January 2016 when the Partnership expanded to incorporate ADC. Cheryl is currently studying towards the Institute of Internal Auditors qualification to become a Certified Internal Auditor.
Phone: 01332 64 3276
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 before moving into accountancy with Derbyshire County Council. For the last 14 years he was the Finance Manager at Derbyshire Probation Trust leading a team delivering the full range of financial services including management and financial accounting, payroll, sales and purchase ledgers, budgeting and costing. In addition to these duties he is experienced in system implementation and transition following the merger of Derbyshire Probation with the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire Trusts.
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.
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 12 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 exercise 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 1.2-3.1, PSN, 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: