Our People

The Shared Finance Service has recently undergone a restructure following the findings of a review which assessed our achievements to date and areas of opportunity for the future. The review identified that whilst we had delivered against our original objectives, we now needed to reposition the service to meet new and changing needs at both Councils. Since we went live in 2017 we have seen an increase in demand for strategic capacity and expertise in Commercial Finance. We are also seeing a shift towards tailored financial support for each Borough in key areas, meaning that some parts of our team need to have a greater focus on just one borough rather than two. Alongside this, we have received great feedback about the benefits we have realised in sharing other parts of the service, and a desire to build on this through greater alignment. As a result, we have changed our outline structure to meet these needs and reposition ourselves to focus on these areas. 

 

The new structure is jointly led by two Assistant Directors - one allocated to each of our partner Boroughs. Beneath this the service is structured around 6 key areas, most of which provide services jointly to both boroughs. We have introduced borough specific teams to provide support on Financial Planning and Business Partnering, in recognition of the greater demand for tailored support in these areas.

 

You can see the senior leadership tier of the new structure and details of our management team below:

Victoria Goddard

Vicky is the Assistant Director of Finance and deputy S151 Officer for Sutton. She jointly leads the Shared Finance Service with her Kingston counterpart and is responsible for the provision of financial services to Sutton.

Assistant Director, Finance (Sutton)

Rachel Howard

Rachel is the interim Assistant Director of Finance and deputy S151 Officer for Kingston. She jointly leads the Shared Finance Service with her Sutton counterpart and is responsible for the provision of financial services to Kingston.

Assistant Director, Finance (Kingston)

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Heads of Service

Miguel Fernandez

Miguel leads on medium term financial planning, budget setting, and business partnering for Sutton. His team work with services to identify and mitigate financial risk and develop financially sustainable plans that will enable delivery of Ambitious for Sutton.

Head of Financial Planning & Business Partnering (Sutton)

Temporarily Vacant Post

The Head of Financial Planning & Business Partnering (Kingston) post is temporarily vacant as the post-holder is seconded to another role. We are seeking applicants for temporary cover of this role.

Head of Financial Planning & Business Partnering (Kingston)

Michael Mackie

Michael leads on all aspects of direct resident support including Adult Social Care Finance, Housing Rents and Financial Inclusion. His team also provide our financial operations across Kingston and Sutton including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Head of Financial Operations and Resident Support

Vacant Post

The Head of Financial Reporting & Control post is currently vacant and we are seeking applicants for this post. The postholder will lead on all technical accounting activities including production of the statutory Accounts, in year financial reporting, and financial governance. The team will also be responsible for delivering robust financial controls and digital innovation through our financial systems team, working closely with the other Heads of Service.

Head of Financial Reporting & Control

Vacant Post

The Head of Pensions Investment will be responsible for the management, accounting and reporting of the pension funds for Kingston and Sutton. 

Head of Pensions Investment

Lyndsey Gamble

Lyndsey leads on the provision of expert advice to both Councils commercial activities. Her team work with services to develop affordable capital investment programmes to support the Councils’ corporate plans. They also provide a centre of expertise for commercial finance including complex financial modelling, analysis of funding streams and commercial delivery models, and strategic options development.

Head of Commercial Finance & Investment

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