Colin Woods


Option appraisals, housing stock transfer, local authority and registered provider finance, business planning, Housing Revenue Account (HRA) self-financing, ALMOs, project management.


Colin is a qualified CIPFA accountant with substantial experience in finance and social housing. He has project managed numerous option appraisals for local authorities and large scale stock and estate transfers.

Over the last three years, Colin has been closely involved with a number of local authorities in reviewing the implications of HRA self-financing and looking at the future of ALMOs. This work has included assisting local authorities to consider the options available for future refurbishment and development.

Prior to working in housing consultancy Colin worked at a senior level in the finance departments of a number of local authorities.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Colin has been involved in include:

  • Review of HRA Business Plan for London Borough of Enfield.
  • Stock Transfer Proposals for Yarlington Housing Group in Somerset.
  • Review and commentary for the Communities and Local Government stock transfer manual.


Sector Housing - Director, Housing Team
Tribal Consulting - Lead Director, Government & Society Finance Consultancy Team
HACAS Chapman Hendy - Director, Public Sector Team
Chapman Hendy Associates - Director of Finance
Test Valley Borough Council - Assistant Finance Director
Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea - Principal Accountant
London Borough of Sutton - Housing Accountant

Non-Executive Appointments

Andover and District Mencap - Co-opted Finance Specialist
Weymouth & Portland Housing - Board Member


Local Housing Companies – new opportunities for council housing
Local Housing Companies – implementation manual
CIH Conference Seminar – HRA self financing
HRA Finance Seminars

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