Introducing the team...
Andrea is a financial planning expert and over the last 16 years she has advised on a number of significant UK projects.
She has an original background in public finance and her wide range of skills include the strategic and financial planning of housing led regeneration initiatives - projects that involve bringing together public and private sector partners and a ‘cocktail’ of funding to regenerate failing housing areas. She has been a key advisor to many Local Authorities, RSLs, Development consortia and Central Government. Her experience spans the range of delivery arrangements including, LHCs, URCs, PFI and many others.
Neil is an FCCA accountant with 32 years post qualification experience. He has Finance Director level management experience and has undertaken a wide variety of projects in the public, not for profit and private sectors, including housing association financial planning support.
These include the design and build of complex Excel based financial models for use in business planning, forecasting, funding, and asset management, the implementation and subsequent trouble shooting of accounting systems, the investigation and identification of business under-performance and the implementation of corrective action, and Interim Management. Neil is the technical lead for i.s.4’s advanced financial planning tools.
Anna provides housing research and consultancy services to local government, RSLs, Scottish Government and housing developers. Anna combines her broad housing policy knowledge, with her research and management consultancy skills to help clients make real change for people and their living environment.
Anna has 20 year’s experience working in the affordable housing sector in Scotland and across the UK gained in local government, Scottish Homes and housing associations in a range of research, policy and service development roles. She led the affordable housing policy and research work as Associate Director at DTZ where she worked for eight years before leaving to establish her own consultancy in 2008. She has a social research and economics background, MBA (Edinburgh University) and is a corporate member of the Chartered Institute of Housing.
Anna has a strong track record in strategic and service planning, interim management, and general housing research and evaluation. She has been commissioned by a number of housing organisations to provide pre- and post regulatory intervention consultancy support, and she has been interim/special manager for RSLs to support the organisations through short-term challenges. She has led a number of strategic option appraisals for local authorities and housing associations, she was project manager for two large scale stock transfers (Western Isles and Argyll and Bute), and has worked with a number of RSLs on governance/leadership reviews.
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