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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee is responsible for assisting the Trustee Board discharging its responsibilities for monitoring the integrity of the Society’s financial statement and the effectiveness of the systems of internal controls, and to monitor the effectiveness, performance and objectivity of the external auditors.

Sue Holloway

Honorary Treasurer

Sue worked in the Government Economic Service for 13 years – at the Office for National Statistics, managing the GES and as Deputy Chief Economist at the Department for International Development. Following that she ran two charities – Pro Bono Economics and latterly Project Oracle.  She was the Honorary Treasurer for the RES between 2016 and 2021 and is a Life Vice President.  Since retiring from paid work in 2018, she has been the Chair of Trustees of a local charity, and is currently Treasurer of her local church, as well as Chair of the Board of a local Community Interest Company installing renewable technologies. 

Tera Allas

Council representative (until 2024)

Tera leads economic research at McKinsey & Company and is a Trustee of the Productivity Leadership Group and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Previously, she worked as Deputy Head of the Government Economic Service and as a management consultant at McKinsey. Tera holds a M.Sc. in Technology and Industrial Economics (with distinction) from Aalto University and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from INSEAD.

Conrad Copeland

Co-opted Trustee

Conrad currently works at the Office for Budget Responsibility, leading on economic forecasts for the devolved nations of the UK. Previously he has worked as a researcher and instructor at the University of Toronto, University of Oxford, University of Bristol, and UCL. Conrad received his Economics PhD in 2021 from the University of Bristol and his research interests include international economics, trade, and economic history.

Leighton Chipperfield

Chief Executive | l.chipperfield@res.org.uk

Leighton has spent the past 25 years in roles spanning academic and clinical research, policy and education, including leadership positions in the private and charitable sectors.

Leighton is Treasurer of The Evidence Quarter (a hub for the UK What Works Centres), a Governor of the University of Northampton and a Trustee of the Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescence. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Voluntary Sector Management from Cass Business School and a Diploma in Charity Management from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.