Operations Director

Cathy Beazley

Cathy is the Operations Director at Altair – responsible for the delivery of client projects, focusing on quality and the management of our resources.


Governance, regulatory issues, strategy development, audit, assurance, risk management, investigations, quality and compliance.

About Cathy

Cathy has considerable knowledge and experience of governance, audit, assurance and implementing practical risk management, including working with Boards and Executive Teams. She is a Chartered Internal Auditor and is qualified in Internal Audit Leadership and has worked in the housing, local authority and finance sectors.

Prior to joining Altair, Cathy was Group Director of Internal Audit for a national social housing, care and support provider.

Recent Altair Assignments

  • Governance and board effectiveness reviews for several housing associations
  • Facilitated board strategy and training events
  • Governance advisor and critical friend to recently merged housing associations
  • Completing IDA preparation reviews including board briefings
  • Investigations resulting from whistleblowing and regulatory actions
  • Board appraisal support for housing associations
  • Board risk training and development sessions
  • Governance advice and support
  • Facilitating the design and implementation of control risk and assurance frameworks


The Guinness Partnership – Group Director of Internal Audit

Aylesbury Vale District Council – Audit and Assurance Manager

Barclays – Various banking & auditing positions, including Senior Internal Auditor

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