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Diana Melville

Forename: Diana

Surname: Melville

Job title: Governance Advisor

Expertise: Audit, Counter fraud, Governance, Internal audit

Email: diana.melville@cipfa.org



Diana is the lead advisor for the CIPFA Better Governance Forum. She is a CIPFA-qualified accountant and is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. E: diana.melville@cipfa.org, T: 01722 349398.


Prior to joining CIPFA in 2008 she was head of internal audit at Salisbury Council and held other audit roles in local government and at the National Audit Office. She has authored the 2013 edition of Audit Committees: Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police and co-developed the CIPFA Code of Practice on Managing the Risk of Fraud and Corruption (2014). She is part of the CIPFA working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government (2016) and supports other CIPFA policy initiatives and publications on governance, internal audit and counter fraud.