Sarah Parr

Expertise

Project appraisal, procurement and commercial management, due-diligence, financial restructuring, insolvency, business analysis and planning, risk management, governance, VFM, coaching and mentoring

About

Sarah is a Chartered Accountant with experience in a variety of consultancy and leadership roles. Based in Manchester, Sarah leads on a number of project with Altair clients based in the North. As a finance professional, she has extensive experience of financial analysis, options appraisals and business planning. She brings experience of governance, business improvement and transformation. Sarah has a keen interest in coaching and mentoring across senior management / leadership teams.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Sarah has been involved in include:

  • Design and facilitation of a 360-degree board appraisal process for a national RP
  • Governance review for a medium-sized housing organisation
  • Feasibility study for joint working between housing and health sectors
  • Investigation on behalf of the board of a medium-sized Housing Association (including reporting to the Regulator)
  • IDA preparation support for a variety of Housing Associations
  • A Board effectiveness review for a financial services organisation
  • Data integrity review for a North West based ALMO
  • Design and implementation of a procurement and value for money strategy for a large regional RP
  • A critical friend role in the business planning and implementation of a JV partnership between a medium-sized RP / contractor

Prior to joining Altair, Sarah spent 10 years with a global professional services firm in audit and restructuring roles, working with clients across a variety of public and private sectors. Most recently Sarah held a leadership role with a SAAS business, focusing on delivery consultancy and software solutions to asset management / maintenance teams within housing providers.

Background

Valueworks - Consultancy Director
EY - Audit and Corporate Restructuring Manager

Non-Executive Appointments

Group Board and Audit Committee member - Calico Group

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