Honorary Auditors

About the Honorary Auditors

The Honorary Auditors (HAs) act as the Trustees’ and Council’s “critical friend”. Elected from within the ESFA’s membership (but by definition, from outside of Council), the HAs both monitor the work of the Council and Trustees, providing a line of accountability back to membership, and act as required in an advisory capacity to enhance the Association’s decision making.

HAs conduct an annual visit during which they review governance and leadership actions on behalf of the ESFA’s members, but spend as much time throughout the year providing respected opinion and perspective on both process, plans and strategy.

You can view the remit for the Honorary Auditors here.


Meet the Honorary Auditors

Neil Pont resize

Neil Pont, Lead Honorary Auditor

Neil is a retired Headteacher from Northumberland. A former ESFA Council Member and Chairman, Neil now serves the Association as an Honorary Auditor.

Neil says ‘I am involved in Schools’ Football because I believe in education through the medium of sport and that school football is a great learning opportunity’ 


Other HA Pages & Links

Annual Reports

Honorary Auditors Terms of Reference