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Charles Shannon

Charles Shannon is a Director of Research Grants Consulting and Services (RGCS) and the research Funding Assurance Manager at Imperial College London. He has extensive experience in grants management gained within HEI sector, Intergovernmental Organisations and SME’s.  He specialises in audit, compliance and assurance, ensuring that funded organisations comply with sponsors terms and conditions and that their policies, procedures, systems and controls are robust and fit for purpose.

Charles has extensive operational knowledge of financial management and administration of research grant funding and governance

He has significant experience in dealing with funders including EC Framework Programmes (FP6, FP7, Horizon2020), EC INTERREG, EC Asia Link, Research Councils United Kingdom, Innovate UK, The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation, The Royal Society, and the US National Institute of Health.

He is a member of the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) and in this capacity chairs the special interest group (SIG) on audit and compliance and is also a member of the member of the Stakeholder Engagement Committee where he represents all SIGs.

Sessions:

Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
10:30 - 11:00

Room:

Meeting Room 2b

Auditor: Friend or Foe?

Auditors are usually considered to a necessary “devil” in terms of research management. This session, run by auditors (but we consider ourselves to be nice auditors!) will look at the necessities of audit, why we do it, what common problems are found, and include humorous anecdotes along the way. Come along and share your experiences!

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Speakers: Charles Shannon, Jonathan Gray
Theme: Project & portfolio management
Level: Open to all
Session
Date & Time:

17th June 2019
14:00 - 15:15

Room:

Meeting 2b

SIG: Audit & Compliance

Fireside chat – an open forum for Audit & Compliance SIG or other ARMA members to ask any questions and discuss current areas of concern in a comfortable environment.

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Speakers: Charles Shannon,
Theme: Special Interest Group
Level: Open to all