The PSAA Executive Team comprises five senior officers:
Tony Crawley is the Chief Executive of PSAA, and is responsible for running the company. The PSAA has a new role for 2018/19 onwards as appointing person for opted in local government bodies, and Tony leads the work to ensure that appointed auditors comply with their responsibilities under their audit services contracts. In addition, he leads on the work to complete the delivery of PSAA’s statutory functions in relation to pre 2018/19 responsibilities.
Tony qualified as a chartered public accountant in 1994. He worked for District Audit, the delivery arm of the Audit Commission, from 1990 to 2012, and in that time worked on secondment to CIPFA, the Audit Commission and the National Fraud Initiative. He became a District Auditor in the East Midlands in 2009, and transferred to KPMG LLP in 2012 where he was Director specialising in local government and NHS external audits. He joined PSAA in October 2018.
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 also leads on corporate risk management and setting audit fees and is involved in the appointment of auditors.
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 Quality Manager and is responsible for overseeing the work of PSAA’s appointed auditors, managing all PSAA’s audit quality monitoring arrangements, including appointment compliance.
Andrew is a qualified FCA. He joined PSAA in June 2016 after a 25 year career in local audit with District Audit and KPMG. Having managed a range of external and internal public sector clients, he brings a wide knowledge and understanding of audit quality arrangements 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.