Hanif Barma

With extensive experience of board and committee reviews, Hanif brings considerable expertise in risk and assurance.

  • Worked with a wide range of clients including plcs, private companies, subsidiaries, regulators and not-for-profit organisations.
  • Strong understanding of board culture and dynamics, board information and board processes.
  • A Chartered Accountant with an MBA from London Business School.

Hanif is a Founding partner of Board Alchemy a unique consultancy that improves and transforms boards, risk and audit. Previously, for thirteen years, he was a founder partner at Independent Audit and prior to this was a director at PwC.

His highly regarded work with audit and risk functions enables him to deliver an impressive working knowledge of assurance to boards. His work with boards and committees brings insight to risk and audit functions of their key stakeholders’ needs and expectations.

Hanif is Chair (formerly Audit Committee Chairman) of St Christopher’s Fellowship, a leading specialist charity for children and young people in care and on the edge of care. He is also a member of the Audit & Risk Committee at City, University of London. These pro-bono roles have given him practical experience of dealing with ‘live’ governance issues and helped him ensure the advice he gives his clients is practical and fit-for-purpose. He is a visiting lecturer on corporate governance at Cass Business School and was recently appointed as a member of the Working Group of the Financial Reporting Council’s Audit & Assurance Lab.