Colin Woods


Housing Revenue Account (HRA), Local Housing Companies, local authority and registered provider finance, business planning, options for development proposals, project management, charity finance.


Colin is a qualified CIPFA accountant with substantial experience in finance and social housing and charities. He has project managed numerous projects for local authorities looking at a wide range of issues including option appraisals.

Over the last three years, Colin has been closely involved with a number of local authorities in reviewing the optimum approach to development and in HRA business planning. Prior to working in housing consultancy Colin worked at a senior level in the finance departments of a number of local authorities and is a Fellow of CIPFA.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Colin has been involved in include:

  • Review of HRA Business Plan for London Borough of Enfield.
  • Review of development options for Swindon BC


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, Treasurer


HRA Finance Seminars

Local Housing Companies – new opportunities for council housing

Local Housing Companies – implementation manual

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