Finance team news

Posted: 29th October 2011

Finance team news

As the risks to the sector grow, our finance team goes from strength to strength.

Here at Altair, we have a crack finance team, now four strong. We are pleased to announce that Hugh Coll joined us as a Senior Consultant on 8 November 2011. Hugh specialises in housing finance and financial modelling, including complex Brixx modelling. He has extensive experience of all types of housing schemes and is familiar with most types of housing funding structures including HRA self-financing, PFI and stock transfer. He also has commercial expertise. Hugh can be contacted on 07503 519 633 and

Susan Kane, Partner, leads the finance team, ensures the required quality for all work for clients, as well as providing additional finance/treasury expertise. In early 2011, she joined with Fiona Underwood, Chris Wood and Steve Douglas in starting Altair Ltd, following ten years’ consultancy experience with HACAS Chapman Hendy and Tribal. Susan has had significant finance and corporate experience in the consulting, housing association and local authority sectors. Susan can offer invaluable advice to assist with strategic ambitions, corporate strategy, financial business plans and investments. Contact Susan on 07870 685 891 and

Our two directors, Jim Lashmar and Tim Willis, complete our team of specialist financial advisers.

Jim, a qualified Chartered Accountant has over 15 years’ financial consultancy experience, prior to which he was Finance Drector at a national Registered Provider providing housing, care and support services. Jim works extensively with the regulators of housing – TSA, HCA and the Welsh Government are among his clients. Jim has in-depth knowledge of supported, sheltered and extra care housing finance. Contact Jim on 07968 616 550 and

Tim is a CIPFA-qualified strategic manager with experience in finance, housing procurement, organisational change and commissioning. Tim’s work encompasses the public and not-for-profit sectors. He has also managed resources for local authorities and ALMOs, including the development of HRA business plans and overall management of corporate budget setting and accounts closure. Tim can be contacted on 07825 869 290 and

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