Social Value UK – new board members

Social Value UK – new board members

Posted 23rd August 2016

Everyone at Social Value UK is excited to announce that we have three new appointments to our board: Fran Healey, Vincent Neate and Mandy Barnett.

Fran Healey is a management accountant working in the voluntary sector (having spent a number of years in the corporate sector working with large organisations like United Utilities and Tui Travel). It was through working with a relatively small charity in Manchester preparing an SROI report that Fran first became interested in social value accounting. Fran now works on a freelance basis in the voluntary sector helping organisations develop business plans, prepare funding applications and develop their accounting processes, with the aim of bringing her corporate sector experience into the voluntary sector to help organisations achieve their potential. Fran is also working towards a PhD at Manchester University researching the future of social value accounting.

Vincent Neate is a Chartered Accountant and Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. After a twenty year career with KPMG spanning sectors from consumer goods to private equity and leading service delivery from audit to sustainability, Vincent retired from the KPMG partnership to establish Relationship Capital Strategies Limited. Relationship Capital Strategies Limited purpose is to put strong relationship at the heart of business. Throughout his career Vincent has been heavily involved in organisations efforts to capture and enhance social and relationship capital and he is an outstanding advocate for change, diversity and measurement of performance.

Mandy Barnett runs MB Associates which works with the cultural and caring sectors on change management and social value.   She is a founder of the exchange network Make Culture Work and involved with developing Social Value methods in the cultural sector with national influence.  She works with a team of talented associates, all of whom are committed to making sure a wider voice is heard. Mandy is an accredited SROI practitioner and MB Associates’ clients range from the Arts Council and Southbank Centre to Knowsley and Kent councils, with a growing focus on wellbeing.  Mandy was a change consultant for the government for several years, has been head of exhibitions at the Commonwealth Institute and development director for old people’s services at Surrey CC. Mandy holds an MBA from London Business School and also sits on the Social Value UK Council.

Social Value UK CEO Jeremy Nicholls commented:

Everyone at Social Value UK is very excited for the appointment of three new board members. These individuals come with a wealth of experience and knowledge that will compliment the existing board members to ensure our members are getting the most from this community that they can.


The new appointments to the board will join our existing board members, details of which can be found here.

Please join us in welcoming the new board members and wishing them every success in their appointment.