Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Current Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Neil Kaiper-Holmes

Chair of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Date Appointed: 11/12/2019

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Neil is a multi-skilled doctor and businessman with a record of managing diverse businesses in the health and communications sectors. He also has had an interest in a beef and dairy farm in Estonia! He is an experienced Chairman of both business and not-for profit organisations and a respected communicator with wide media experience. As a founder of a private primary school, a previous Adviser to NCP and a former Governor at Tadcaster Grammar School whose wife has wide experience in the HE/University sector, he has a keen interest in, and knowledge of, education in the UK. He is Vice-Chair of his Parish Council and is very involved with Charitable work, being Chair of the Thackray Museum of Medicine, past Chair and current Trustee of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation and a lover of all sports. He has 4 daughters and 7 grandchildren, and his youngest daughter was a student at NCP.

Ashley Reed

Member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Date Appointed: 10/02/2021

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Ashley has a knowledge of a full range of accountancy procedures ranging from simple record keeping to preparation and submission of final accounts and personal and business taxation. He also assists businesses with planning and development from start up to large expansion projects. He has gained experience in all aspects of business management and has the adaptability, creative thinking and the application of technology that are now intrinsic to managing businesses. As a previous Director of a commercial enterprise he is used to dealing with all aspects cost, financial and audit accounting. Quality and environment assurance were also managed and monitored during this period of time.

Michael Phagurey

Finance, Risk & Audit Committee Member and NCP Advisory Group

Date Appointed: 01/09/2023

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Michael has eight years’ experience working in the public and charity sectors as a chartered accountant. In his current role (R&I Accountant, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) he is directly involved in contract review meetings with contract managers, commissioning managers, quality colleagues and providers, experience which has given him insight, for example, into how providers can be held to account through regular contract monitoring of KPIs.

He is regularly called upon to provide contracting, commissioning and financial advice, for example in the development of secondary care Service Level Agreements (SLAs), as well as overseeing financial reporting within parts of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. This requires him to employ deft oral and written communication skills when working with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

He is regularly involved in work-based extra-curricular activities, for example in volunteering at Covid clinics, and in being a member of the BAME Network and New Ways of Working group. His professional outlook has been shaped by the values of diversity and difference in the workplace, values which continue to fuel his enthusiasm for delivering high quality outcomes and improved ways of working at both a personal and organisational level.

Jasbir Singh

Member of the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee

Date Appointed: 01/09/2023

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Through his professional career, Jasbir has developed extensive experience of working with volunteers and voluntary organisations. Within his roles in the Conservative Party, he has developed strong skills in establishing safe and robust safeguarding practices and has been instrumental in ensuring the continuing wellbeing of a wide range of volunteers.

He has been responsible for the constant review and delivery of robust risk management for associations and teams across the whole of the north of England. For more than 15 years, he has worked collaboratively and engaged with government bodies at every level – national, local, legal, administrative and voluntary. This experience has enabled him to share best practice, to develop stakeholder relations, and to deliver successful projects.

In his current role, he is required to ensure that strong governance is in place to improve the institutional performance of the organisation. He is responsible in supporting the understanding, implementation and interpretation of discipline and complaint policies. Through his work in disputes and conflict resolution, and as a trained mediator, he is required to adhere to the Nolan Principles of Public Life.

Angela Dowd


To Be Confirmed

Finance, Risk & Audit Committee members who have stepped down

Simon Knee – Date Stepped Down: 31/10/2022

Patricia Bryn-Jones – Date Stepped Down: 31/08/2023

Mark Jefferies – Date Stepped Down: 31/08/2023

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