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I really appreciate Audit Yorkshire’s in-house healthcare expetise; they demonstrate and apply a deep understanding of our business and its attendant risks. I have great respect for their robust approach and their ability to get to the heart of the heart of the matters arising from their audit projects.

Our Management Team

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Helen Kemp-Taylor

Managing Director and Head of Internal Audit

Helen has an Executive MBA and post graduate diploma in management studies; she is a qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Public Finance and Accountancy (CPFA) and has extensive senior management experience, including working with Boards and Audit Committees. Helen’s prior audit experience was gained in similar positions in the NHS in the North West and she has over 20 years’ experience in Internal Audit overall.

Helen is passionate about training and developing and supporting younger colleagues with their career progression.

Outside of work Helen has a keen interest in travelling.

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Sharron Blackburn

Deputy Head of Internal Audit

Sharron is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant (CPFA) and Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS). Sharron was an Audit Manager for 17 years prior to becoming a Deputy Head of Internal Audit in 2011. Sharron has experience of managing internal audit plans at mental health and community trusts, acute trusts, commissioning organisations and health authorities, including at a strategic level. Sharron leads for Audit Yorkshire on commissioning and mental health and also has a particular interest in governance.

Prior to moving to the NHS Sharron qualified as a CIPFA Accountant whilst employed with CSL Group Limited (subsequently acquired by Deloitte), where she was involved in performing consultancy assignments for public sector clients, including health, housing and local authority bodies.

Outside work Sharron loves to read, cook and go to music gigs.

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Chris Boyne

Deputy Head of Internal Audit

Chris is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and a Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS). Chris was an Audit Manager for 16 years prior to becoming a Deputy Head of Internal Audit in 2016. Chris has experience in various sectors including Clinical Commissioning Groups, Acute Trusts, a Care Trust and a national provider of outsourced nurse bank services. He is responsible for oversight of the delivery of audit services to all provider organisations and also has oversight of Audit Yorkshire’s Anti-crime team.

Chris has a particular interest in governance and organisational change. Prior to his career in Internal Audit, Chris worked in a number of finance and management positions in both the public and private sectors.

Away from the office, Chris enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

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Jonathan Hodgson

Internal Audit Manager

Jonathan is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and is a PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner. Jonathan has almost 20 years’ experience working in Internal Audit within the NHS and Health and Social Care charities. He has worked extensively at large Acute Hospitals, particularly Foundation Trusts, utilising his knowledge and expertise in relation to financial and operational systems, including PCTs and more recently CCGs. Jonathan is committed to supporting providers and commissioners in their governance and assurance arrangements.

Outside work Jonathan has a love for cooking, enjoys watching football and finding new places to entertain his two young sons.

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Karina Rogers

Internal Audit Manager

Karina is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and has an ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership & Management. Karina has three years NHS internal audit experience and has a particular interest in training and development.

Prior to this Karina was a Compliance Monitoring Assistant Manager at Capita Asset Services for 9 years. During this time she has overseen delivery of the Compliance Monitoring annual plan, undertaken investigation work in relation to regulatory breaches, such as FCA and HMRC and contributed to Anti-Money Laundering initiatives.

Away from work, Karina enjoys spending time with her friends and family, eating out and visiting new and interesting places.

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Tom Watson

Internal Audit Manager

Tom is a Fellow of the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and an accredited Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS). Tom has nearly 20 years’ experience of delivering high quality internal audit and assurance services.

Tom leads on Information Management & Technology (IM&T), Performance and Data Quality and specialises in supporting all of Audit Yorkshire's clients with IM&T, Information Governance and Cyber Security assurance.

Outside of work, Tom enjoys spending quality time with his family and occasionally playing golf.

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Leanne Sobratee

Internal Audit Manager

Leanne is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA). She has over two years’ experience of internal audit.

Prior to this, Leanne worked in external audit for five years across a wide variety of sectors. Following this, she spent a further five years working in forensic accounting assisting on complex multi-million pound fraud investigations, both national and international.

In her spare time, Leanne has a keen interest in sports and travel. She also sings in her local choir.

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Daniel Haynes

Internal Audit Manager

Daniel is a Fellow of the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA). He has 15 year’s internal audit experience in the NHS, including a one year secondment to a Finance Manager post.

Daniel has experience in planning and undertaking complex assignments and managing Clinical Commissioning Group audit plans. Daniel is the lead for the development of Financial Systems Data Analytics.

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Kim Betts

Internal Audit Manager

Kim is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA) and holds an Association of Accounting Technicians qualification. She has 13 years’ experience working in Internal Audit for Local Government, of which the last nine were at senior management level.

Prior to this Kim spent two years working for the Audit Commission as an External Auditor auditing Local Government clients and before that spent seven years working at Grant Thornton within the external audit team.

Outside work, Kim likes walking, travelling and is a keen tennis fan.

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Steve Moss

Head of Anti-Crime Services

Steve is an Accredited Local Counter Fraud Specialist (LCFS) and also holds a Certificate in Human Resource Practice from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. Steve has over 20 year’s counter fraud experience. Steve is also Deputy Chair of the National NHS Counter Fraud Manager's Group and a member of NHS Protect's National Quality Assurance Working Group.

Steve launched a regional media campaign to raise awareness of prescription exemption fraud resulting in the publication of a number of articles on the subject in local newspapers and received praise from NHS Protect.

In his spare time Steve is a keen angler and a regular visitor to Headingley to see Yorkshire play cricket.

I really appreciate Audit Yorkshire’s in-house healthcare expetise; they demonstrate and apply a deep understanding of our business and its attendant risks. I have great respect for their robust approach and their ability to get to the heart of the heart of the matters arising from their audit projects.