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Co-Opted Committee Members

In addition to regular board meetings, English Rural’s governance arrangements also benefit from an Audit and Risk Committee and a Finance and Resources Committee, enabling some core areas to be covered by Board Members in greater detail. The following co-opted committee members sit on our Audit & Risk and Finances & Resources Committees.

Audit & Risk Committee

Alistair Nappin, Independent Member

Al Nappin has worked within exposure management, modelling and analytics in the insurance and reinsurance industries for 16 years in both London and New York.  He currently works as Catastrophe Risk Manager for the Munich Re Syndicate in London and has an MSc in Geophysical Hazards from UCL.

Sarah Nield, NFVHA Board Member

Sarah is a Professor of Property Law within Southampton Law School at the University of Southampton. She studied at University College London before becoming a solicitor practicing in London. Sarah then moved to Hong Kong for 12 years where she was in practice as a solicitor prior to moving into academia at the University of Hong Kong. Since returning to the UK she has worked at the University of Southampton with a brief spell at the University of Bristol. Her research interests lie primarily in the fields of property law and equity, as well as company and commercial law. She has published widely in her areas of interest.

Sarah was born and brought up close to Southampton in the New Forest and now that she is back living in the New Forest, she has also researched into the regulation of common land and its role in conservation.

Sarah is a Board Member of the New Forest Villages Housing Association (NFVHA).

Finance & Resources Committee

Graham Oliver, Independent Member

Graham is a Finance Director with experience in improving business performance and driving growth whilst controlling costs. Graham has a track-record of aligning operational and financial plans to achieve business goals, leading change and instigating continuous improvement programmes.

Graham combines the technical knowledge of a Chartered Accountant with the experience of leading people to make businesses successful. He has considerable experience in risk management and operational audit.

Michael Harris OBE, NFVHA Board Member

Michael Harris OBE is a Member of New Forest District Council with the local economy portfolio. He has previously been a trustee and treasurer of BAFTA, trustee and treasurer of Comic Relief and remains a financial advisor to Film London. He is also currently the Treasurer of the New Forest Villages Housing Association (NFVHA).

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