Hampshire care and disability charity Enham Trust has bolstered its leadership team with the appointment of new financial director, Susan Kent.
Susan joins the charity with a wealth of expertise as a financial director in the charitable sector, and was brought on board due to her extensive background in building developments, and Enham Trust’s own area of strategy and endeavour, social housing.
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, and an Oxford University graduate, Susan began her 30-year career training as an audit manager with international accountancy firm, BDO Binder Hamlyn.
In her most recent role as director of finance for St Christopher’s Fellowship, a registered charity for children and young people, Susan had overall responsibility for all aspects of the Group’s financial strategy, via budgeting, management accounting, reporting and processing.
With experience of regulatory matters, Susan was both a board member and chair of the audit committee for the Wessex Housing Partnership that brought together Kingfisher and Hampshire Voluntary Services, a registered landlord specialising in rural housing provision and care.
At Enham Trust, Susan’s responsibilities will include looking after the financial strategy for the whole organisation, managing the loan procedure for major projects the organisation wishes to undertake, and internally assisting Enham’s staff, to improve the performance of individual teams and the organisation as a whole.
Heath Gunn, interim CEO of Enham Trust, said: “Susan’s impressive, in-depth experience is perfectly suited to the demands of the role at Enham and having her on board will take our organisation’s vision and values from strength to strength. I look forward to working closely with her.”