north west


CIPFA North West is divided into two areas by the River Mersey.

The Northern Section covers Cumbria, Lancashire, parts of Manchester and north Merseyside.

The Southern Section includes Cheshire, parts of Manchester and south Merseyside.


What's going on?

Forthcoming Events

The long migration to growth
Friday 11 April (am), Chester Zoo

This event will explore the impact of austerity on organisations, how they are surviving, what they are doing to overcome it, and in some cases how they are being successful during tough times – proving that there is nothing like a crisis to bring out the best in people.

If delegates would like to meet up with partners and/ children after the event, a reduced entry fee has been negotiated with the zoo (£12.50 instead of £18.00 for adults and £9.00 instead of £14.50 for children). The zoo opens at 10am to the general public and partners/children should pay at the gate

Book for the long migration to growth

Meetings & Minutes

CIPFA North West Society AGM
Friday 11 April (pm), Chester Zoo

The North West region annual general meeting, which will include sessions covering:

  • a review of the 2013 and address for 2014, by Gill Kilpatrick, North West President
  • the Annual Report, election of officers and co-options to Council, by Gill Kilpatrick, and
  • the Annual Statement of Accounts, by David Hodgkinson, CIPFA North West Treasurer

Book for the CIPFA in the North West AGM 20140411

Who's in your region

Simon Raffaelli

Simon RaffaelliSimon is the Chair of the region’s Northern Section, which supports members’ CPD by putting on two seminars a year in Cumbria and Lancashire. As Head of the Programme Management Office (PMO) at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Simon heads up a team responsible for overseeing and assuring a range of projects improving the quality, safety, governance and efficiency of services across the Trust. 

Prior to moving into the PMO, Simon had spent a number of years as a Divisional Finance Manager in the Trust, having transferred from local government in 2005. His Initial Professional Development was undertaken at Blackpool Borough Council and Lancaster City Council, where he subsequently held the role of Principal Accountant for Housing.


The North West branch provides events for CIPFA members in the region.