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Dr Dennis O'Higgins - Audit and assurance committee

Independent Member

Dr Dennis O’Higgins is a Management Consultant specialising in Business Transformation, Organisation Design & People. He is a founding member of Slalom Consulting’s Manchester Office, where he leads the Strategy & Operations Capability and previous served as the Business Development Leader. Outside his role at Slalom, Dennis is Chair of Community Accounting UK, which provides finance and accounting support to small charities and social enterprises. He is also a member of the Business Architecture Guild’s Global Advisory Group on Organisational Design alignment.

Prior to Slalom, Dennis worked with Public Sector clients (including Social Housing) as a Senior Manager at PwC, before which he held leadership roles in the NHS and in industry, with Centrica and The Linde Group. In total, he brings over 15 years professional experience to the role.

Dennis was previously a member of the Audit & Assurance Committee at Yorkshire Housing and Chair of the Healthcare Committee at pro-manchester. He is passionate about good governance, service excellence, public services and the important role of social housing in society.

Dennis holds undergraduate qualifications in Management Studies, Housing and Accounting, a Masters Degree in Strategy & Innovation Management and a Doctor of Professional Studies in Strategic Management (honoris causa). He also holds the ICAEW’s prestigious Diploma in Charity Accounting (DChA) and is a Chartered Certified Accountant, Chartered Housing Professional, Chartered Manager and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).