Group Audit Committee

Group Audit Committee

Tim Croston
Chair

Tim is currently the Group Chief Financial Officer for Nichols Plc, an AIM listed soft drinks business which is home to the iconic Vimto brand and has operations in over 85 countries. He has previously held positions with Smith & Nephew, Polyone Inc and BAE Systems. Tim has been a valued member of Riverside’s Group Audit Committee since 2016 and in September this year will become the Chair of Group Audit Committee and a Board member of The Riverside Group Limited, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field of finance.

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Susan Jee
Susan Jee BSc (Hons) FCA

Susan has been a chartered accountant for 20 years, and has 17 years of experience in a number of finance director posts, latterly as Group Finance Director of British Nuclear Fuels Plc until its closure and her retirement in September 2009. Susan is a non-executive director of Magnox Ltd, a £600m turnover nuclear site operating company, where she chairs their Audit and Governance Committee. She is also an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, sitting on their Manchester District Committee. Susan also acts as an adviser to the Shareholder Executive in the Department of Business.

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Adrian Crookes ACMA

Adrian has served as a member of Riverside’s Group Audit Committee since December 2015. Outside of Riverside he is the Divisional Finance Director of RM Plc and is also an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounts. Adrian currently serves as a Councillor of Lockington Parish Council. He is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant and therefore his skills, knowledge and experience are invaluable when serving as a Group Audit Committee member for Riverside.

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Neill Skinner BA (Hons) FCA

Trained as a Chartered Accountant, Neill developed his experience within the financial services and corporate finance sector, leading large teams as Head of Finance. His focus on contract management and sustainable business growth strategy helped him deliver profits on previously loss-making enterprises. Neill has served on Riverside’s Group Audit Committee since July 2013 and on Riverside’s Care and Support Committee since March 2012.

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Sara Naylor CIPFA MBA

With over 20 years working in a public sector financial environment, Sara is a Strategic Business Accountant for the Mersey Care Foundation Trust.

Prior to this she worked at Liverpool NHS Clinical Commissioning Group as Contracts Manager. She has also worked in various local authority finance positons including Commissioning and Contracts Manager and Supporting People Finance at Liverpool City Council between 2006 and 2013.

Within Riverside, Sara has previously served as a Non-Executive Board member for Riverside’s Mersey North Division. She is now a valued member of the Neighbourhood Services Committee, and has more recently been appointed to our Group Audit Committee.

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