Sayer Vincent, the award-winning firm of charity auditors and advisers, has appointed JoAnna Bowles as its Chief Operating Officer to oversee the day to day running of the business and steer the firm as it expands.
JoAnna brings to Sayer Vincent over 20 years’ experience gained in senior roles in leading financial services firms, and as an independent consultant specialising in business strategy.
JoAnna has a wealth of knowledge and expertise of managing operations, project and programme management and change and transformation.
Her career highlights include four years spent at HSBC where she was Head of Insurance Partnerships for UK and Europe, being Chief Operating Officer at Passport2Health and prior to this, Head of Retail Operations at Nationwide Building Society, amongst other positions.
JoAnna is also a trustee of children’s charity Home-Start Portsmouth, a school governor and has done several pro bono roles, including local government roles.
Commenting on the new role JoAnna says, “I had been looking to move into the charity sector for some time and when I came across the COO role at Sayer Vincent, a firm of professional auditors who are dedicated to the charity sector, I knew it was perfect for me.”
“Sayer Vincent is highly respected in the charity sector. They are doing excellent work helping charities manage their finances during these challenging times and have a fantastic team of partners who walk the talk when it comes to promoting a positive culture; by looking after their people and putting their clients at the heart of everything they do. I am excited to help them build on their success and drive further growth.”
Jonathan Orchard, Partner, Sayer Vincent says, “We welcome JoAnna to the team and wish her every success. This is a really important new role for Sayer Vincent, and we are confident that JoAnna’s experience and knowledge will be immensely valuable in steering our business as we continue growing.”