Neil Thorneycroft

Neil Thorneycroft

At a glance


  • Accountancy
  • Financial management
  • IT project management
  • IT strategy
  • General management
  • Project management
  • Business advice / analysis
  • Change management
  • Governance
  • Management consultancy


Based in Newport, South East Wales
I would prefer to volunteer mainly at the office


Either in or out of office hours

Up to 12 days per year


  • Children / families
  • Financial inclusion
  • Housing and homelessness
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Social care
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Type of role

Ongoing role, Short term project, Trustee/Governor

About me

I am a highly experienced Finance Director and Consultant. Expert in core Financial and Strategic Management. In addition, I have a proven record of accomplishment of success in adding value through Value for Money management achieving efficiency savings and income maximisation. I am an experienced and enthusiastic staff manager and coach. I am an innovative and strategic change manager as well as a proactive leader with extensive business, managerial and motivational skills.


Key Skills and Achievements


  • FRS102 Restatement
  • Treasury management. Loan Finance, Bond Finance, Investments.
  • Strategic Direction (MBA) and Financial Control. Implemented urgent measures, which saved a housing society from a potential financial crisis.
  • Excellent IT Skills and management of IT services (Excel, Word, Sage, Sun Accounts, Academy, QL, Context and others).
  • Brixx Financial modeling. Practical knowledge of all functions and reporting.
  • Commercial Focus. I am very commercially minded and pragmatic when it comes to commercial issues. This enabled me to recover over £200,000 of underpaid income at Lakehouse.
  • Business Planning: Creating, managing and maintaining Long Term Financial Plans.
  • Technical: Housing and Charity SORPs, Year End IFRS, Component Accounting, Capitalization of Repairs, consolidations.
  • Value Management and Driving Efficiencies (Saved £130,000 pa at Redbridge Homes, secured savings in excess of £300,000 at South Western Co-op),
  • Service Charge Expert (Increased income at Town and Country by £500,000 per annum)
  • Change Management (Vale of Aylesbury, Redbridge Homes, Kerrier, Newydd, Town and Country Housing)
  • Implementing IT systems (Newydd, Kerrier, Vale of Aylesbury)
  • Training/Presenting (PowerPoint, Audience Participation)
  • Staff Management and Coaching (Extensive Training, Elected Staff Representative at Newydd),
  • Project Management.

Volunteering experience  & Interests

Previously Board Member Foundation Housing Association and Trothwy Housing Association and a member of the NHF Finance panel (4 years), member of "Housing's Better Future" task force. Olympic Volunteer Performer (Closing Ceremony)

Singing: Member of Pendyrus and London Welsh Male Voice Choirs.

What am I looking for

Board membership of a housing association or similar. Willing to travel large(ish) distances to Board Meetings.