Jenny Brown


Providing governance and culture support and training to boards and non-finance executives, coaching and people development, risk management and assurance, financial compliance, accounting.


Whilst working as Chartered Accountant for 20 years Jenny has focussed on not for profit organisations with a portfolio that included being Head of Housing for Grant Thornton UK LLP. Whilst working as an auditor Jenny has also been involved in many other projects, predominantly with a focus on people and behaviours, including working with boards to create high performing and compliant teams, working with individuals on the development of their career and championing best practice in boards and executive teams.

Altair Assignments

Recent projects that Jenny has been involved in include:

  • Reports on Governance best practice including a focus on the Role of Company Secretary
  • Coach for the Cranfield EMBA programme
  • Board workshops on Governance comparing National Housing Federation to Corporate Code
  • Finance function reviews for best structure and best practice
  • Assessment of appropriate reporting and regulatory structure for quasi charities and housing organisations
  • Audit of not for profit organisations including education, charities, central government and a range of housing associations
  • Founder member of Diversity and Inclusion Panel for Grant Thornton UK LLP


Grant Thornton UK LLP– Assurance Director, Chief Operating Officer Not for Profit Group, Head of Housing
Sheffield Hallam University Audit Committee Member 2006-2014
Arhag Housing - Board Member, Vice Chair, Chair of Audit Committee 2014-2018
Housing SORP working party member to 2018
ICAEW Housing Technical Subcommittee member to 2018
Accredited coach

Non-Executive Appointments

Longhurst Group - Board Member, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee
IBS Network - Trustee

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