Harindra Punchihewa

Board member (lay)

Harindra (Hari) is a lay member of the OLC board and chair of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC).

Hari is a senior executive director with over 20 years’ experience across number of sectors. He has operated at board level and held senior positions including Finance Director and Deputy Chief Executive within the Daimler Benz Group and the University of Derby. He is a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, Chartered Banker and in 2005 obtained Chartered Director status. He is currently the Chief Finance Officer at Action for Children, and has held a number of Non-Executive Board roles at the East Midlands Chamber, UMAL Insurance, Futures Housing Group and at present a member of the supervisory board at Derby County Cricket Club. Hari also serves as a Magistrate.