Co-opted members

You can find the full names, qualifications and biographies of our Co-opted members here.

All our Co-opted members were appointed following an independent appointments process.

Kenneth Gill

Co-opted Audit and Risk Committee member

Kenneth ("Ken") Gill is a Chartered Accountant who has held a variety of board level positions up to CEO level in the public and private sector. He is currently Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the board of Policy Connect, which is a not-for-profit cross-party think tank that aims to influence key policy areas including: health; education and skills; industry, technology and innovation; and sustainability. Ken is also a Trustee and Audit Committee member of the Greenwood Academy Trust which runs 36 academy schools, and he is an Advisory Board member of Study Portals.

Ken’s previous roles have included being the honorary treasurer of a national HIV/AIDS charity in Scotland funded by donations and grants; Director of Future Leaders Charitable Trust, a social enterprise to attract leaders to challenging schools; Trustee and council member of the Association of Accounting Technicians and Chair of the Professional Standards Board; a lay member of the governing body of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee; a Governor of the Sino British College in Shanghai; and an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham.

Jon Hayes

Co-opted Audit and Risk Committee member

Jon Hayes is a Chartered Accountant and was the Chief Officer of Public Sector Audit Appointments Limited (PSAA), a member of the Audit Commission's Executive Management Team and one of the Commission's statutory District Auditors.

Jon is currently the Company Secretary of the Belper North Mills Trust, a heritage charity operating within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site in Derbyshire. He is also an Independent Member of the London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime Joint Audit Panel and an Independent Member of the Audit and Risk Committees at: St John's Ambulance; the General Council of the Bar; and the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner.

While at PSAA and the Audit Commission Jon was responsible for the appointment of auditors to local government and NHS bodies in England, along with the fees charged for the work and assessing and reporting on audit quality. He was Chair of the Commission's Good Governance and Counter Fraud Network, which was responsible for disseminating good practice. Jon undertook local government corporate assessments for the Commission and was the statutory appointed auditor for a number of high profile local government and NHS bodies, mainly in London.