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Overview

Uniac are market leaders in the provision of internal audit services to the Higher Education sector.  We work across all of the UK.

Our team is made up of people with a complementary blend of professional qualifications and experience. To find out more about our specific offerings, please select one of the areas below:

For more information on these or any other area of Higher Education auditing, please do get in touch.

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Gemma Osula

Gemma Osula

Uniac
0161 247 4627

Gemma joined Uniac in 2016 from a background in business process improvement, sector skills development and contract management.  She has worked with Higher and Further Education institutions, private training providers and global manufacturing/engineering organisations and her outlook successfully complements Uniac's existing team.  Gemma focuses particularly on environmental, estates and health and safety work and has conducted several well-received assignments including Capital Projects Procurement, Asbestos Compliance and Contractor Management and Health and Safety Governance.

Ian Musgrave

Ian Musgrave

Uniac
0161 247 4697
  • Ian is Uniac's Head of IT Assurance. 
  • He has twenty-five years' internal audit experience across a range of sectors, including at the Bank of England, as well as heading the IT Assurance team in a "Big 4" practice.
  • Ian has significant Higher Education experience and combines an understanding of the wider IT environment and the particular needs of the Higher Education sector.
Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson

Uniac
0161 247 1818
  • ​With rules constantly changing, Joe keeps abreast of the latest developments through his contacts at the UKVI including discussions on our audit approach to ensure this is compliant with expectations.
  • In a similar vein, Joe has kept himself up to date with the revised requirements and has carried out full compliance audits across our member institutions.
Richard Young

Richard Young

Uniac
0161 247 2959

Richard is a Director at Uniac.  He has over twenty years’ experience of auditing within the HE sector and has held similar roles within the private and NHS sectors. ​ 

He holds the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors qualification and offers extensive experience of leading governance audits for Uniac members and non-members alike.  In addition, he has chaired the Audit Committee for a HEI for the last four years and has also been a Chair of the Audit Committee and Finance Committee (at different times) within a large six form college.

Richard leads Uniac’s extensive value adding services including the organisation of the annual audit forum and the various topical sessions which are aimed at non-executives and senior management teams.

Sean Ryan

Sean Ryan

Uniac
0161 247 2856
  • ​Sean is the Lead Director of Uniac.
  • He has twenty years' experience in higher education covering all aspects of university accountability, funding, governance and management.
  • His particular interests are in student recruitment, admissions and retention; together with workforce planning and performance management and development of staff.
  • Prior to joining Uniac he qualified as a chartered accountant which he later supplemented with an MBA.  He worked both in practice and in banking - both of which were excellent training grounds for his current role.
  • Outside of the sector, he chairs an audit committee within an arts organisation. 
Silla Maccario

Silla Maccario

Uniac
0161 247 2925
  • ​Silla has a background in marketing and uses this knowledge when undertaking audits of student admissions and recruitment.
  • She has extensive experience of enrolment, retention and student experience reviews across our member institutions.
Tom Astell

Tom Astell

Uniac
0161 247 2859
  • Graduated in 2011 with a 1st class degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Liverpool and joined Uniac as a trainee auditor.
  • Tom is studying for the CIMA qualification.

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