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?

North West Regional Conference: Risk, Resilience and Innovation

Friday 14 November 2014, Preston Marriot Hotel, Preston

The North West Annual Conference - Risk, Resilience and Innovation - brings together a variety of presentations from high profile speakers for our annual flagship event. Early bird price is £45.00 if booked before 30 September 2014, £55 after this date. 

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North West Annual Dinner

Friday 14 November 2014, Preston Marriot Hotel, Preston

The North West Annual Dinner is a celebratory event for members and students of the region. The event sees the presentation of certificates to new members of the Institute and presentation of awards to regional winners presented by National CIPFA President, Mike Owen.

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Meetings & Minutes

CIPFA in the North West Regional Conference and Annual Dinner

14 November 2014 - Preston Marriott Hotel, Preston

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.


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