As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Chartered Accountants, with a background in corporate finance and accounting, Gail has held a wide range of public and private sector posts in both an executive and a non-executive capacity. At Leeds Federated Housing Association Gail has served as Deputy Chief Executive / Finance Director and as a Board Member / Vice Chair and Chair of Audit Committee. As part of the Deputy Chief Executive role she was Board Member of the Procurement for Housing purchasing consortium. Other executive leadership roles include Commercial Director at Lunn Ventures and Chief Executive of Leeds Training and Enterprise Council. With a very experienced background in accounting, treasury and finance, Gail’s skills will aid the wider development of Efficiency North’s Finance Management arrangements and will strengthen the business operations of EN Procure (Efficiency North Limited).
Gail is currently a part time associate consultant at David Tolson Partnership, specialising in due diligence, treasury and other restructuring assignments in the social housing sector, and is Board member and Treasurer elect at The Market Place Leeds, a charity that provides counselling and support services to young people, aged 11-25, in Leeds.