Audit Committee


Sharon Bagshaw

Audit Committee – Trustee Member

Type – Community

Sharon is IBM’s UK Public Sector Leader.  She has had a varied career in the IT industry with over thirty years’ experience working with clients in Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals, Health & Life Sciences and during the last eight years in Public Sector.  She spent 4 years overseas in Switzerland in a global Senior Executive role leading the relationship and team delivering tech services across 63 countries for a Health and Life Sciences client.

Prior to leading IBM’s UK Public Sector business, Sharon was the VP Executive for the DVLA delivering operational IT Services and Business Application Services in support of the digital transformation of her UK Government client.

Sharon is passionate about the development of future tech skills to support the UK and firmly believes in establishing a closer relationship between industry and education.

Having joined IBM fresh from completing her A levels, she’s also a great believer in apprenticeships as a proven way to create the next generation of talent and leaders.

Outside of her professional career,  Sharon is a keen volunteer for the Alzheimers society and a member of its side by side programme.  She is delighted to be a @thedeantrust Board of Trustee. She is married with two children (although they do prefer not to be called “kids” anymore!!).

 

 

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Mark Johnson

Audit Committee – Independent Member

Type – Community

Mark Johnson is a dual-qualified solicitor and chartered company secretary with over 23 years’ experience of advising on commercial arrangements in public services. He has advised on conversion of many schools to academy status, the establishment of free schools, formation of group structures, mergers and acquisitions. He serves as the Company Secretary to a community MAT in Cheshire and to several social enterprises providing youth and community services in Staffordshire.

Mark is member of the syllabus committee for ICSA The Governance Institute’s qualification in Academy Governance. He holds the IoD Diploma in Company Direction. He has served as a school governor and chair of finance committee, as well as being the trustee of an educational charity.
His role as part of the Audit Committee is to support and provide assurance to the Board by:

• Reviewing the Trust’s internal financial controls, internal control and risk management systems
• Monitoring and reviewing the effectiveness of the Trust’s internal audit function in the light of current risks and trends in the sector
• Make recommendations to the Board in relation to the appointment, reappointment or removal of the organisation’s external auditors.

 

Grenville Page

Grenville Page

Chair of Audit Committee

Type – Community

Grenville is a highly experienced commercially minded finance, business and governance professional, and senior leader with a wealth of board level, audit committee and change experience as an executive, a NED/trustee and business consultant gained across the public (local government, NHS, central government), charities/social enterprises, housing and education sectors. Grenville has held Finance Director positions in health, a social enterprise and a private sector social care local authority spin-out.

Grenville has extensive knowledge and experience of the health, social care, housing, and well-being agendas, and in supporting emergent social enterprises and public sector spin-outs. He is committed to contributing to organisational success and sustainability, and ensuring best practice governance and financial management.

Grenville currently has a number board positions in organisations in Greater Manchester and is closely linked into Devolution developments and service transformation. Current positions include Lay member for Governance at Manchester Health and Care Commissioning; Board member and Chair of Audit Committee at Equity Housing based in Stockport with stock in and outside of Greater Manchester, where he is also a member of the Finance and Treasury management committee; and Non-executive and Chair of Finance and Business Improvement at Borough Care based in Stockport with 11 residential care homes. He is also a Non-executive at Catalyst Choices, a social care spin from Warrington Council.

Grenville is married with a daughter. His interests include all forms of motor sports and cars, photography, visiting national trust properties, and progressive rock music.

 

Myra Worth

Audit Committee – Independent Member

Type  –  Community

Myra began working in the public sector in 2017 at Homes England (in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), and is involved in housing development finance and monitoring, having previously worked for 20 years in the banking sector.

 Myra decided become a member of the Audit Committee at The Dean Trust in order to build upon the knowledge she gained whilst studying for a Masters degree in Corporate Governance in 2017. Previous experience of volunteering in education included 3 years as a member of the Local Advisory Board at FutureSkills College in Salford, helping to prepare young people for the world of work by mentoring, delivering training, and providing intern opportunities.

 She recognises the excellent efforts across the Trust to improve standards and drive excellence, and hopes to contribute – as part of the team – towards a sound governance structure underpinning that work.