Group Audit Committee

Group Audit Committee

Mona Shah

Mona Shah began her career in the media sector after qualifying as an Accountant. She has over 18 years’ experience working in Housing and loves working for organisations that make a difference.

Mona joined Grand Union Housing Group four years ago where she is responsible for all the business service teams, including Finance, Governance, IT and Corporate Services.

She has also worked in the insurance sector and has run her own travel business. She has been a Non-Executive Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee at another Housing Association.

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Maria Hallows

Maria is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for the social housing and not for profit sectors. She has over 25 years’ experience of auditing, advising and supporting housing associations, registered charities and other third sector organisations.

As a partner at Beever and Struthers for the last 18 years, she has lead the team delivering services to the sector, acting as the Practice’s Head of Social Housing. Beever and Struthers act for over 100 social landlords and over 100 charities and work includes audit, training, working with Boards and Audit Committees to help them discharge their responsibilities, reporting on listed bonds and private placements, and service charge reviews.

Maria is a member of the NHF’s SORP working party and also a member of the Social Housing Committee for the Institute of Chartered Accountants. She was the winner of the ‘Finance Leader of the Year’ award by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2017. She joined Riverside’s Group Audit Committee in June 2018.

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Erfana Mahmood
Board member

Appointed Co-optee July 2020 and became Group Board member on 2nd June 2021

Erfana Mahmood is a qualified senior solicitor who has worked as a property law finance specialist. She qualified as a Property Solicitor with a large, national Registered Social Landlord in 1999 before moving to join a commercial solicitors’ firm as Head of Volume Commercial Lending. She has advised on a wide range of issues relating from property development transactions to commercial lending criteria.

Erfana has served on a number of different Boards as a non-executive director for various organisations operating in the finance, social housing and health sectors. In these roles she has held various positions of responsibility including Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Nomination & Remuneration committee.

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Pauline Ford

Pauline has worked at a senior level in Housing Associations for over 28 years most recently as an Executive Director of the Peabody Trust. In July 2019 she set up her own consultancy working within the social housing sector. Pauline is a board and audit committee member at both Southdown HA, a specialist housing, care and support provider in Sussex and an Independent School which specialises in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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Suki Jandu

Suki is currently Group Executive Director at Futures Housing Group where he has oversight of operations.

Suki has worked at a senior level in housing associations for almost 20 years, and his experience includes roles such as regional director at Clarion Housing, as a managing director and stints in consultancy and regulation. He was previously a board member at St Leger Homes where he was also a member of the Audit Committee.

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Lee Gibson

Lee joined Bromford in May 2016 and was appointed Executive Director of Finance on 1 August 2016. Before joining Bromford, he was the Finance and Commercial Director at Serco Group Plc and brings with him a wealth of experience in delivering better services for less.

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