Reporting and Assurance Technical Committee

Adrian HenriquesChair: Adrian Henriques

Adrian is an adviser on corporate responsibility, social accountability and sustainability. His main areas of activity are advice and auditing for companies and other organisations, stakeholder facilitation, research, training and standards development. He has worked with Adidas, Roche and Marks & Spencer as well as DfID, UNICEF, NGOs, smaller businesses and social enterprises. He has produced research on social sustainability and taught widely on accountability, impact measurement and social auditing. Adrian is Visiting Professor of Accountability and CSR at Middlesex University Business School. His publications include: ‘Corporate Impact: measuring and managing your social footprint’.
Mario Abela

Mario is a Director, Redefining Value where he leads projects aimed at transforming performance management, governance and assurance to make sustainability an integral part of mainstream business and investor decision-making.

Mario is a CPA and Chartered Management Accountant. Mario's expertise is in corporate reporting and he has held senior management positions in both the private and public sectors in Australia, Belgium, the United Kingdom and the US. He has extensive regulatory and standard setting experience.

Mario is a visiting professor at IESEG School of Management in Paris where he teaches in the Masters in Accounting, Audit and Control programme. He is also an expert advisor to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on corporate reporting. Mario is currently completed a PhD on corporate reporting and business models at Queen Mary, University of London.
Ezgi AkarsuEzgi Akarsu

Ezgi is the programme manager at Accountable Now, a global platform supporting civil society organisations to be transparent, responsive to stakeholders and impact-focused. She leads on Accountable Now’s reporting process, working with an Independent Review Panel to review and improve Accountable Now’s reporting guidelines and to assess members’ annual accountability reports. She also works on the Global Standard for CSO Accountability within Accountable Now’s capacity as one of nine global project partners, promoting a dynamic, stakeholder-based approach to accountability.
Joelle Bradly

Joelle is an Assistant Director - Head of Research, Evaluation and Impact at Barnardo's. She has over 15 years’ experience of working in research across a range of different areas and sectors. She is skilled in both qualitative and quantitative research methods and have a wealth of experience in engaging with a range of different service users and frequently unheard groups. Joelle was awarded Social Return on Investment (SROI) accredited practitioner status in 2011 and is passionate about developing research skills to evaluate the impact of services and support them to understand how to create maximum value.
tim gillingTim Gilling

Tim is a Director of the Centre for Public Scrutiny, an independent UK public policy charity. He delivers national programmes in England for major clients such as the Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission and has experience of local government and health issues in Scotland and Wales.

Tim is an experienced public speaker at national, regional and local events and has given evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees. He has experience of working with councils and health bodies around integration and service reconfiguration issues and strengthening relationships between health bodies and council scrutiny. He recently published a guide for council scrutiny committees to ask about social value policy and outcomes in their areas.

Tim brings specialisms in governance, scrutiny and investigation techniques, culture change and patient and public involvement. He also brings practical experience of governance in the education and charitable sectors.
Jon Grayson

Jon is the COO Of Carbon Tracker. His focus is developing innovative capital market solutions for financing conservation of natural resources such as forestry as well as developing risk metrics to better inform responsible investment decisions. Jon trained as an engineer and spent time as a strategy consultant before an early career in finance as an equity research analyst, refocusing towards environmental markets in 2002.
Rohan MartyresRohan Martyres

Rohan is the Director, Impact and Investment, at CAN. He is a third sector specialist, with a focus on designing and delivering collaborations across private, public and third sectors for social betterment. Rohan has 10 years' experience in UK and internationally with social enterprise, INGOs, charities, international corporate policy and diplomacy.
James NobleJames Noble

James is the Impact Management Lead at New Philanthropy Capital (NPC). He works with a range of charities and funders to help them measure their impact and effectiveness. He has authored NPC reports on data collection, qualitative research, theory of change, CRM systems and public trust in charities - and regularly speaks / blogs on these topics. He also sponsors NPC’s data lab project, which encourages Government Departments to make their data available for impact evaluation. He has 20 year’s experience in applied social research; starting his career at IPSOS MORI and then working in central Government and the charity sector.
Olivia PrenticeOlivia Prentice

Olivia is responsible for delivery of the Impact Management Project, where she lead on norms for portfolio construction, portfolio impact statements and stakeholder feedback methods. She specialises in helping financial institutions, investors, corporates, policymakers and entrepreneurs design and enhance their impact measurement and management practices, working across multiple geographies and diverse strategies. Prior to this, she led Bridges’ impact management strategy internally across all fund types (growth equity, social impact bond, social businesses and property), which included developing and implementing tools and software for investment selection and impact accounting.

Olivia also brings a mix of developed and developing market experience, having worked for CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, assessing and measuring the development impact of their investments across Africa and South Asia. She also supported the DFID Impact Fund in the initial stages of its strategy to make impact investments benefiting the poorest people in developing countries. Olivia has an MA in International Relations from King’s College London, and a BA (Hons) in History from Durham University.
Liz RileyLiz Riley

Liz is an experienced writer, researcher, and project manager supporting charities, social enterprises & small businesses. She owns and runs her own consultancy business - Liz Riley Consultancy. Liz works with organisations throughout the project cycle, helping them to develop their ideas and identify and describe the social impact they create.
Abigail RotheroeAbigail Rotheroe

Abigail works at Snowball, an impact investment firm that maximises social and environmental returns whilst delivering a sound financial return. She has previously worked at NPC, leading social investment projects and working with charities and funders to measure their impact. Prior to this Abigail spent 15 years as a financial analyst and investment manager.
Hugh Swainson

Hugh is a Director within the Charity and Not-for-Profit team of Buzzacott. A specialist in audit and advisory services, Hugh has a particular interest in social enterprise and applying the innovation seen in these organisations to the wider charitable sector. He is also a keen advocate of reporting social value, the way in which charities record their social value creation (or impact), including SROI methodologies, and linking social value creation to social finance.
Nandkumar Vadakepatth

Nandkumar currently heads the Sustainability Services at DNV GL Business Assurance India Pvt. Ltd., as Head - Regional Sustainability Operations for Indian Subcontinent and Middle East. He has a post-graduate qualification in Industrial Engineering from the National Productivity Council, and professional qualifications and experience in System Design including Sustainability and Management Systems. He is also a member of Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB), Amsterdam, GSSB is responsible for setting the GRI Standards.

Nandkumar specializes in advisory and assessments in sustainability risk, corporate responsibility, governance, management systems and communication.
He has delivered assurance and verification for over 50 reports based on GRI Framework and helped these organizations move forward in their sustainability journey. As a trainer, he has conducted over 100 training courses in GRI Reporting, Materiality assessment, Stakeholder engagement, Human rights, and Supply Chain over the last 10 years.

He has worked with a diverse set of organizations from multinationals to Small and Medium enterprises, from mainstream to niche (Socially Responsible) investors, from research institutes and government bodies including financial institutions and service industry.