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?

Have you heard about our governance review?

We sent an email asking for members to contribute to our consultation on the proposals to update our governance structure.

If you didn’t get our email check your preference settings under ‘My membership address’ on My CIPFA, and if you don’t have an email address please update it.

Meetings & Minutes

North West Regional Conference and Annual Dinner 2014

The North West Regional Conference and Annual Dinner both took place on Friday 14 November 2014 and were a great success. Themed Risk, Resilience and Innovation, the conference saw a variety of presentations from high profile speakers. Afterwards, the annual dinner was a great celebration for members and students of the region. New members were welcomed with the presentation of their certificates and current members of the region were recognised with awards presented by CIPFA President, Mike Owen.


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.



£36,571 - £40217 (Subject to Job Evaluation): Spennymoor Town Council: Spennymoor Town Council is one of the largest in the region with a population of approximately 19,000. Spennymoor, Durham

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