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?

Resilience, Recovery and Reputation: The Three R’s for the Public Services

Friday 12 September 2014, Kendal

With the next General Election on the horizon, the challenges for the public services are not going away. Continued financial constraint, high profile organisational failures, and increasing levels of public and media scrutiny all contribute to an ever more demanding operating environment.

Come and join CIPFA in the North West in Kendal on 12th September 2014 as we consider the need for personal and organisational resilience (and how to get it), how to plan and deliver recovery, and the need to protect reputation. 

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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.


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