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Geoff Bean - Independent Member

Chair of Audit and Risk Committee

Geoff is a Salford Alumnus both as an undergraduate and postgraduate. A Chartered Management Accountant by profession, in the private sector up to 2009 he held several senior level financial and commercial positions in international manufacturing companies in sectors including automotive, paper making equipment and for healthcare, defence, environmental and Sky Sports products. A key role was at Voith and Scapa where Geoff oversaw all financial aspects of divisions covering 24 manufacturing sites across North America, Europe and Asia, managing a large global team.          

Until 2015 in the public sector, he was a Non-Executive Director at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust for eight years where he was also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, and was a Non-Executive Director at Harvest subsequently Your Housing Group for five years.          

He has recently become Chair of Darwen Vale Aldridge Academy, a co-opted member of One Manchester Housing’s Audit & Risk Committee, a Non-Executive Director of Contour Housing and a Board Member of Lancashire Mind, a mental health and wellbeing charity.