CIPFA officially opens new London home


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) has officially opened their new London headquarters at 77 Mansell Street E1.

Leading figures, stakeholders and CIPFA members within public services attended the opening ceremony and had the opportunity to view the office’s new state-of-the-art facilities, including the new Conference Centre. Rooms named after significant figures in  CIPFA’s history were also opened to recognise their contribution to the Institute’s legacy.

Commenting on the relocation, Mike Owen, CIPFA President, said:

“ We have now completed sales on all our London properties and are consolidating on a single site, in more efficient, modern, workable offices. The property transactions now also leave us with a sizeable capital receipt which Council will invest for growth and long-term gain and to continue to minimise future liabilities.

“Our new modern office promises to be a brilliant hub for CIPFA, where employees, members, volunteers and our students can be brought together in a relaxed, comfortable and state-of-the-art setting.”


Contact: Saskia Black
CIPFA Press Office
T: 020 7543 5830

Notes to editors

For those of you who have previously contacted CIPFA, our office telephone numbers and email addresses have remained the same. The new postal address is as follows:
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN

The members honoured by naming a room after them:

George Swainson, who was first and founding President of the original Corporate Treasures and Accountants Institute in 1885 to 87.

Tom Sowerby, who was the Chartered Institute’s first President in 1973.

First female President, Margaret Pratt.

Maurice Stonefrost, CIPFA’s 100th president and also secretary, managed the finances for the old GLC under the Conservative administration led by Horace Cutler. He  achieved his greatest prominence under the Labour administration of Ken Livingstone by allowing the city government to pursue its political goals within a feasible budget.

President, Geoffrey Samuel Pollard, whose legacy lives on through a bursary in his name at Nuffield College Oxford.

President in 2012, Sir Tony Redmond, who in a variety of finance and chief executive roles and particularly as Local Government Ombudsman tirelessly sought, and still seeks, to improve public service delivery.

Sir Harry Page, President in 1968 and a legendary treasurer of the city council of Manchester.

Member of the Institute since the 1970s, Sir Bob Kerslake, a local authority chief in London and Sheffield, the Homes and Communities Agency; and latterly Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government and Head of the home Civil Service.

Sir Rod Aldridge, a member and one time technical director of the institute who in 1984 with typical vision, passion and entrepreneurial spirit formed the company Capita, which has revolutionised procurement and delivery of services in the public sector.