The PSAA Executive Team comprises five senior officers:
Jon is the Chief Officer of PSAA and is responsible for the running of the company. Jon leads work to ensure that PSAA’s appointed auditors comply with the requirements of the audit services contracts and for the exercise of PSAA’s statutory functions in relation to audit: making auditor appointments; setting audit fees; and housing benefit certification.
Jon worked for the Audit Commission from 1988 to 2015, qualified as a chartered public finance accountant in 1992 and became a District Auditor and Relationship Manager in 2004, leading the North East London audit and inspection team. He was involved in all aspects of the Commission’s work and led audit and inspection engagements at a number of high profile bodies. Earlier in his career Jon was seconded to the Department of the Environment as its local government accounting adviser.
Sandy is the Chief Finance Officer at PSAA and is responsible for leading on the financial management of the audit contracts and on PSAA’s corporate finance. She is also involved in setting audit fees and fee variations.
Sandy trained with Deloitte and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1995. She worked as a finance manager at a start-up organisation, a large wholesale telecommunication company, to set up its finance department and after 2 years moved on to work at the BBC managing the finances of Newsnight and Breakfast TV. Sandy worked for the Audit Commission from 2001 to 2015, starting as a finance manager in the London region of the audit practice, and subsequently promoted to business partner and senior contracts manager.
Andrew is Senior Compliance Manager at PSAA and is responsible for overseeing the work of PSAA’s appointed auditors; monitoring firms’ compliance with our regulatory requirements and reviewing the quality of the firms’ audit work.
Andrew is a qualified FCA. He joined District Audit in 1991 and was the appointed audit manager at range of local government and NHS appointments for the Audit Commission’s field force before joining KPMG in 2012. Having managed a range of external and internal audit clients and supported the firm’s technical division in liaising with the National Audit Office he brings wide knowledge of quality in local audit to this role.
Rachel is a senior manager at PSAA and is responsible for the annual reports which summarise the results of auditors’ work at NHS bodies and local government bodies, leads on corporate risk management and is involved in managing the contracts with the small body audit firms. Rachel project managed the Commission’s input to the transition to PSAA.
Rachel worked for the Audit Commission from 2002 to 2015. She was a senior manager from 2007 and project managed a number of significant projects including the Commission’s procurements for audit services in 2012 and 2014. Rachel was also responsible for the Commission’s annual Auditing the Accounts reports for local government and NHS bodies. Previously Rachel worked for Sport England, where she was a senior internal auditor, worked in internal audit for the BBC and two local authorities, and was an external auditor at the National Audit Office. Rachel is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians.
Kerry is a senior manager at PSAA and is leads on two of PSAA’s statutory functions: appointing auditors and setting scales of fees.
Kerry worked for the Audit Commission from 1999 to 2015, starting as a senior manager in the performance unit of the London region of the audit practice, and moved into a central role in 2002. Kerry was responsible for a variety of large projects at the Commission, including developing auditor guidance and tools, national reports and providing technical support to auditors. Kerry was also the project manager for the Audit Commission’s value for money conclusion auditor guidance. Kerry’s background is in management consultancy with an audit firm. Before joining the Commission she had managed teams delivering value for money conclusion work at two audit firms with Audit Commission contracts.