Basic Info

Thiagarajah Veluppillai

More than 15 years

Gaborone, Botswana

Master's Degree

Senior Management

Work Experience

Financial Management Consultant at Ministry of Health

Experience Details

Financial Management Consultant

Accounting/Finance

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

I provided capacity building expertise at a Performance Based Financing (PBF) project funded by the World Bank ensuring accurate & timely submission of Statements of Expenditure & Interim Financial Reports to the Bank so that project funds were accessed regularly and within specific timeframes. I advised the Bank on restructuring the Project finance team including the development of appropriate terms of reference.

Also at the Ministry of Health in Maseru, Lesotho to review, assess and report on the working capital management of a government-owned pharmaceutical trading entity.

I advised on developing & augmenting organizational systems to improve timescales for the delivery of pharmaceuticals to health facilities in Lesotho. The report to the World Bank was received positively.


Company Details

Ministry of Health

maseru, Lesotho

More than 1000 employees

Government

N/A

Mar 2015 to Oct 2015 (7 months)
Financial Management Consultant at Triple Mission Consultancy

Experience Details

Financial Management Consultant

Accounting/Finance, Operations/Management, Project/Program Management

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

Various short-term professional financial management consultancies at World Bank-funded projects in Botswana. Five Botswana-based CSOs were successful in securing over USD6m in World Bank funding for their community projects as a result of my professional assistance


Company Details

Triple Mission Consultancy

Gaboroine, Botswana

1-10 employees

Accounting and Auditing Services

N/A

Aug 2011 to Jan 2015 (3 years 5 months)
Financial Management Consultant at National AIDS Coordinating Agency

Experience Details

Financial Management Consultant

Operations/Management, Accounting/Finance

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

I provided financial and management consultancy to the Project and assisted in the development of a resource mobilization strategy for the National Strategic Framework (NSF) II. I developed financial monitoring systems and coordinated regular financial monitoring of the Project. I prepared and submitted quarterly interim financial reports (IFRs) to the World Bank, and advised NACA on improving management efficiency and strategic effectiveness in the coordination of HIV/AIDS preventative support within the Agency’s statutory remit.

Achievements: Three months into my contract, I was invited to manage and develop the civil society component (CSO) of BNAPS, and led on the first two Calls for Proposals. I also had an extensive role beyond finance; in grant management, assessing the integrity of project proposals, the granting and monitoring of funds as well as being the focal point for local CSOs. I was involved in the design and management of calls for proposals.

In order to ensure the sustainability of these community projects beyond the conclusion of the funding from the Project, I worked closely with these CSOs to develop viable proposals to secure additional funding from other donors so as to continue with their community support programmes.


Company Details

National AIDS Coordinating Agency

Gaborone, Botswana

101-500 employees

Government

N/A

Aug 2009 to Aug 2011 (2 years)
Finance Director at Leeds Housing Concern

Experience Details

Finance Director

Operations/Management

Senior Management (e.g. VP, CEO)

I was responsible for all financial and strategic matters at LHC. I reported to and advised the Board on key strategic decisions and was responsible for the preparation of quarterly management reports and audit-ready financial statements that were charity SORP compliant. I was also responsible for all IT, communications, website development and health and safety matters. He managed two staff members, a Team Leader (who managed seven staff) and a Maintenance Operative. I planned and monitored LHC’s budgets, implemented all financial reporting structures, and developed key strategies in diversifying the Charity’s funding away from legacy, grant and contract-funded regimes.
I routinely deputised for the CEO at strategic meetings with key funding partners and developed successful business proposals to extend the Charity’s funding base.

I project-managed the acquisition of three other charities and the relocation of LHC’s main office, coordinating the transfer of services, utilities and staff. I re-structured these charities strategically and realigned their services and functions to integrate them into LHC. Additionally, I planned the corporate restructuring of LHC to benefit from these acquisitions and maximise the Charity’s potential for organic growth. Trained newly acquired accounting staff so that they adapted to the financial and management reporting structures at LHC.

Achievements: I successfully incorporated these acquisitions into LHC, enabling the migration of their systems to LHC’s MIS and accounting systems. Doubled LHC’s supported bedspaces and increased turnover to over £5m.

I developed a ‘back-to-work’ scheme to assist LHC service users escape joblessness due to long periods of being homeless. I formed a social enterprise company, called Clean Start, recruited the manager, acquired a vehicle, equipment and other assets.

I developed and implemented a business model to rent a private hostel for LHC’s stabler service users with the aim to wean their dependency away from institutionalised social support and adapt to living independently within the community. This benefitted the charity in diversifying its supply chain for housing stock.


Company Details

Leeds Housing Concern

Leeds, United Kingdom

101-500 employees

Non-Profit Organizations

N/A

Jul 2000 to Jul 2009 (9 years)

Achievements


I advised on developing & augmenting organizational systems to improve the timescales for the delivery of pharmaceuticals to health facilities in Lesotho. My report to the World Bank was received positively.
I assisted a number of civil society organisations (CSOs) to access World Bank funds for the delivery of HIV/AIDS preventative support to local communities in Botswana.



Five Botswana-based CSOs were successful in securing over USD6m for their community projects


Three months into my contract, I was invited to manage and develop the civil society component of BNAPS. I designed, managed and led on the first two Calls for Proposals. I also had an extensive role in grant management, assessing the integrity of project proposals, the granting and monitoring of funds as well as being the focal point for local CSOs and was involved in two of calls for proposals. I worked closely with CSOs to develop viable proposals to secure replacement funding from other donors to ensure the sustainability of their community support programmes beyond the BNAPS Project.



I successfully incorporated the acquisition of other charities into LHC, enabling their migration to LHC’s MIS and accounting systems; more than doubling the Charity’s turnover to £5m and increasing its stock of bed spaces.
I developed a ‘back-to-work’ scheme by forming a social enterprise company to assist LHC’s service users escape joblessness due to prolonged periods of homelessness.
I developed a business model to rent a private hostel for the Charity’s more stable service users with the aim of weaning their dependency away from institutionalised social support and to encourage independent living within the community; indirectly benefitting the Charity to diversify its supply chain for housing stock.



Education

FCCA in Finance and Accounting

Education Details

FCCA

Finance and Accounting

Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

Finance, Management Accounting, Accounts, Law, Auditing

N/A

Leeds Metropolitan University
1976 - 1980
High School - IGCSE

High School Details

IGCSE

Muar High School

Malaysia

1975

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

Muar High School
1975

Certifications

FCCA
Oct 1981

Certificate details

FCCA

Oct 1981

N/A

N/A

N/A

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Effective Speaking & Human Relations

May 1992

Dale Carnegie

Public speaking course

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