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Jenny Brown, Not for profit Chief Operating Officer, Grant Thornton UK

Jenny Brown

Not for profit Chief Operating Officer at Grant Thornton UK

London, United Kingdom

About Me

As the Chief Operating Officer of Grant Thornton's Not for Profit group I work across all types of not for profit organisation.  I also lead the housing part of our wider not for profit group.

Immersing myself in the housing sector means I am an active member of the Housing SORP Committee, ICAEW's housing technical subcommittee and also the HCA special advisers' panel, acting as a sounding board on sector issues and hot topics.

I enjoy leading our national housing team, including reflecting on the debate of emerging areas of accounting practice. I also lead on our commentary on governance in the not for profit sector. 

My real passion is working with clients in the not-for-profit space – particularly at the governance level – to enable them to meet their objectives and bring benefits to wider society.

I am also a qualified coach; I'm dedicated to finding opportunities to enable the development and learning of myself and others. Learning and curiosity are one of my core values. I am also qualified as a neuro-linguistic programming practitioner with a future ambition to complete a masters in psychology.

Outside of work, I enjoy being on the other side of the governance table. I was co-opted to a university audit committee for a full term of eight years and am now a member of a small housing board where I am also Chair of the assurance committee. I spend my weekends running slowly and battling with my garden.

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Politics and the Economy

Grant Thornton - Politics and Economy Insights

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A boost to house building?

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Charity accounts must do better

As the front end of accounts gets longer and longer perhaps this is a call to writing less but being more focussed on what really matters.

Three-quarters of the accounts in the sample were deemed of acceptable quality in meeting the needs of readers, with the remaining...…

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