SAN maintains a register of social auditors across the world from which organisations seeking an auditor can contact directly using the details provided.
For quality assurance purposes, UK Auditors are required to make annual returns to SAN regarding their relevant training and chairing activities. Organisations are asked to complete a Questionnaire for SAN following each verification process and any issues are followed up by a member of the Board.
Auditors who are inactive or fail to update their training within a certain period of time are removed from the list. In this way SAN ensures that the person verifying a set of social accounts remains credible to external stakeholders.
How to become a SAN auditor
To become a SAN approved auditor, able to chair verification panel meetings and sign off the draft accounts candidates must first complete our social auditor workshop.
The trainee auditor will then be asked to attend at least two verification panel meetings and to shadow a panel chair making draft notes for their mentor to consider. They are then expected to Chair a panel supervised by an appointed mentor who will approve the final notes.
The mentor will recommend approval by SAN of the trainee auditor when they have reached the standard required.
For further details of how to become a SAN approved social auditor, please contact the SAN office firstname.lastname@example.org
Register of social auditors:
UK Based Auditors
Dave Furze - South Central
He has worked across the statutory, voluntary, community and faith sectors. Spending ten years working in local government, Wycombe District Council, eventually as Community Development Team Leader, developing community planning, coproduction service design, older people’s action groups, arts-based empowerment projects, crime, and antisocial behaviour interventions. In close collaboration with Bucks New University was involved in research on small area statistics, the impact of community development interventions on crime and anti-social behaviour and developed a foundation degree in community development. Before this, he spent 7 years working in inner-city Manchester with young people at risk; pioneering a relational youth work model of practice in Harpurhey, North Manchester, one of the most deprived neighbourhood in the country and Moss Side and Old Trafford.
Since 2008 he has run his own Social Enterprise consultancy, Footprints and is a Trustee of Community Transform CIO (charity no: 1186368), working in High Wycombe, Aylesbury and across Buckinghamshire. In Aylesbury working in partnership with Aylesbury Garden Town as Community Development & Liaison on Community Projects.
He first became interested in measuring social value, social impact and social accounting and audit in 2010, while working in East Berkshire and Slough assisting local public service commissioners and third sector groups to manage the transition from grant-aid to commissioning contracts and adapting to the changing landscape of civil society. Here he realised that for there to be a more level playing field when competing for contracts the third sector need to invest more effort in demonstrating their social value, which is at times undervalued and often goes unheard.
He is chair of trustee of Churches’ Community Work Alliance, CCWA, a past chair of Beyond Difference the interfaith network for The Chilterns. He is a board member of Social Audit Network and he gained accreditation as a SAN social auditor in 2014.
Originally, he trained as a materials engineer, has a PhD in Tribology and worked as a research scientist in Nanotechnology at Brunel University for 6 years.
Helen Millne - Merseyside
Lisa McMullan - North West England
Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Education: Designing & facilitating professional development for enterprise educators working in education
Enterprise Development: Small business and social enterprise planning and development
Women’s Enterprise: Adviser and promoter of women’s entrepreneurship
Evaluation: Applying social accounting and audit principles to design and undertake a holistic approach to evaluation activities to include social, economic and environmental impact
European & International Projects: Project development, management and evaluation
Liz Allen - North West England
the growth in organisational turnover from £70,000 to £2m
the creation and support of a highly effective staff team
the design, construction and delivery of the East Liverpool Enterprise and Training Centre
the creation and implementation of a community based Healthy Living Centre addressing locally identified health inequalities
the design and delivery of successful supported employment programmes
the creation of a range of social enterprises working specifically with adults with learning disabilities
A board member of the Social Audit Network
Fellowship of The School for Social Entrepreneurs
The Connectives Social Accounts – showing the impact of our pro bono work and the social impact of our work with for profit businesses
Social share incentive programmes – rewarding those who contribute positively to the commercial success of the Connectives at the same time making an auditable social impact which delivers against our mission
Client/resident/user/employee share programmes and innovations in social accounting
Creating new models of governance, leadership and user directed service development and delivery
Strengthening the interdependency and partnership between workers in relevant industries and the 'moral owners' – the persons served
Rewarding independence, interdependence and abundance mentality – so that people do well by doing good – whether they are employees or service users
Philip Marks - Wales
Philip Marks BSc (Hons) DipMS CoTC FCIWM CEnv
Sue Osborne - Yorkshire & Humber
Tracy Mitchell - Scotland
Having been a member of Shared Interest’s social reporting team from its inception in 2005, I led the team (of 6 staff) during the preparation of three set of social accounts (2006, 2007 & 2008). The organisation has always followed the Social Audit Network methodology, carrying out extensive stakeholder consultation internationally and having the report independently audited each year by a panel chaired by a SAN approved auditor. The accounts received commendations in the ACCA Awards for Sustainability Reporting and a Judges’ Special Award in the CIPFA /PricewaterhouseCoopers Public Reporting and Accountability Awards for successfully incorporating social accounting into the organisation’s overall reporting strategy. Based on my experiences at Shared Interest I produced a case study for the SAN web site, presented at a SAN Master Class event in Newcastle and took part in the Really Telling Accounts research. I continued to be involved in the Shared Interest Social Accounts in a consultancy capacity from 2009-2012.
Through 2011/12, I assisted the Scottish Fair Trade Forum in the preparation of the report “Can Scotland call itself a Fair trade Nation?” which used and adapted Social Accounting techniques. I was part of the SFTF team at the Panel meeting in November 2012 and am pleased that SFTF has been able to use this experience to embed Social Accounting into its ongoing review and planning processes.
Having undertaken SAN Social Auditor training in July 2008, I was involved in Social Accounts panels for Loch Fyne Oysters and C-Change Scotland as part of my Social Auditor qualification. Since becoming a SAN approved social auditor, I have chaired panels for Highland Home Care, Healthwatch Northumberland and more recently Shared Interest. Jointly with another Social Auditor, I have also carried out a series of Social Accounting training courses for West Lothian Social Enterprise Network.
Aruna Subramaniam - India
Golden Homes Properties,
Attibele, Bangalore 562107
Dr Günther Lorenz - Germany
Dr Madhuri Ravindra Kumar - India
Dr Madhuri engages in all aspects of the Social Accounting and Audit process and has undertaken Social Impact Assessments of projects funded by Corporate Foundations across India. She is also Head of the Coimbatore Chapter of Centre for Social Initiative and Management.
As Consultant Social Researcher with Ph.D degree in Sociology from the University of Mumbai, and about 20 years research background, Dr Madhuri has worked on sectors including Healthcare and Family Welfare, Disaster Assistance and Management, Urban and Tribal Development pan India. She has experience in also conducting large scale studies, having been the State Project Coordinator for the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), Round 4 in 2014- 15, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.
Dr Monika Schillat - Germany
Wongbong Jang - South Korea
Vatsala Ravikrishnan - India
Usha Ravi - India
R. Ravikularaman - India
Institution Building with a focus on social inclusion and sustainability.
Several years of Experience in Program Designing, Proposal Writing, Capacity Building, Training, Evaluation and Documentation.
Corporate Social Responsibility: Concept – Design - Execution. Assisting corporate that are willing to demonstrate responsible business behaviour.
Land based Livelihoods needs institutional arrangements- to create the necessary support systems that are needed for farming activity to survive and thrive. Facilitating and capacity building of Farmer Producer Groups/Organisations in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
Social Accounting and Auditing: SAA is a framework developed by Social Audit Network, UK. This tool helps responsible organisations to Prove and Improve what they do.
LLM [Specialisation in Labour Laws and Industrial Relations] in 1991.
BL [Five Years Integrated Laws Course] from in 1989.
Trained as Master Trainer-Motivator in Entrepreneurship promotion by EDII, Ahmedabad in 1997.
Undergone Master Class Training on Social Accounting and Auditing by SAN, UK in March 2008.
Pushpanath Krishnamurthy - India
At CSM, I lead the work on social enterprise, conducting urban research in this new field with a view to understanding its impacts on poverty and social transformation. I have also been behind CSM’s work on sustainable coffee, developing partnerships with growers’ groups such as the Karnataka Growers Federation. In December 2009, I embarked on a Walk for Climate Justice from Oxford, UK, to Copenhagen, Denmark, to raise attention to the issues of climate change and poverty at the UN conference on climate change in Copenhagen. In 2011, I repeated this effort in a Walk for Climate Justice in the southern Indian state of Karnataka to raise attention to the plight of small producers such as coffee growers in an era of climate change. The Walk has been supported by our partners, the Karnataka Growers Federation (KGF). I led the landmark ecology and economy study on coffee that was launched at the COP-11 Bio Diversity Global conference
Nazneen Mistri - India
Social Accounting and Audit: All aspects of the social accounting cycle as a social accounting practitioner and social auditor.
Consultancy and Facilitation: Mentoring and advice to organizations carrying out social accounting and social audit
Impact Assessments: Assessment of the impact of social programs
Mrinalini Shastry - India
Mike Noonan - New Zealand
Marie Banu - India
Marcelle Holdaway - Australia
Delivering all aspects of the social accounting cycle from initial steps through to the Audit Panel
Mentoring and advising organisations in the application of the social accounting cycle
Monitoring and evaluating a range of projects using qualitative and quantitative evaluation techniques
Lindsay Jeffs - New Zealand
Latha Suresh - India
Karuna Luthar - India
Heike Birkholzer - Germany
Gavin Melles - Australia & India
Garth Nowland Foreman - New Zealand