Jenny Brown (she/her)

Jenny is a Director in the Governance team with a special interest in behaviours and EDI.


Governance and culture support and training to boards and executives, coaching, mentoring and people development, risk management and assurance, Equality Diversity and Inclusion change and training. Regulation and Compliance.

About Jenny

Following 20 years as an auditor, focussing on not-for-profit organisations, Jenny now works on a variety of projects all with a focus on people and behaviours, including working with Boards and Executive teams to create high performing teams, especially in regulated environments. Jenny is a Board member and an accredited coach, qualified coach supervisor and an experienced facilitator.

Recent Altair Assignments

Lead for NHF/Altair/Green Park EDI project resulting in Chair’s challenge and Inclusive Recruitment toolkit

Oversight of research project on EDI and tenant voice

Various Governance reviews – including assessment of board behaviours

Support for Board and Executive in preparation for In-Depth Assessments

Coach/mentor for Board members and Chairs

Facilitation of Board and wider team away days – especially with a focus on behaviours and/or strategy

Training delivery for groups and individuals on sector relevant topics and personal development

Trainee/Associate board member programmes


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

IBS Network Trustee 2019-2022

Housing SORP working party member to 2018

ICAEW Housing Technical Subcommittee member to 2018

Accredited coach

Qualified Coach supervisor

Practitioner – Hogan assessment tool

Practitioner – NLP

Practitioner – Lumina Spark assessment

Non-Executive Appointments(current)

Longhurst Group – Board Chair, (previously Chair of Audit and Risk Committee)

Association of Coaching Supervisors (AoCS) – Board Member and governance and finance Lead

Fun Facts

In her spare time Jenny volunteers with a dog charity helping rehome dogs in Cyprus in the UK as she’s not allowed more than two dogs at home. She also volunteers with parkrun.

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