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?

CIPFA Public Finance and Governance seminar: IFB 2014

Monday 30 June 2014, Liverpool

Attend this exclusive seminar which launches the IFAC and CIPFA collaborative report on Good Governance in the Public Sector – international framework which encourages better service delivery and improved accountability by establishing a benchmark for good governance in the public sector.

Ian Ball, Chairman, CIPFA International, will discuss how improving public financial management is the foundation of financial stability and economic growth no matter which country you live in. Getting this right globally will have a profound and lasting impact on the lives of individuals and on the business environment across the world.

Book now to attend

Meetings & Minutes

Resilience recovery and reputation - the three Rs for public services

12 September 2014, Kendal

CIPFA in the North West Annual Dinner

14 November 2014 - save the date

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.


Cheshire East Council: Corporate Manager

Salary up to £65K (with PRP): Cheshire East Council: The Council is pursuing an ambitious programme of change and transformation as it pursues its ambition to become a strategic, commissioning authority, focussing on the needs of local businesses and residents...... Sandbach, Cheshire

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