Welcome to the CIPFA Wales Cymru region

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CIPFA Wales Cymru's presence includes a dedicated office and a CIPFA branch. Between them, they provide a programme of events, awards, training programmes, qualifications, an annual conference and more.

Formed in 2011, the Wales Cymru branch has over 1,000 members, including 139 student members, and 183 retired members. Branch activities take place each year throughout Wales.

Who's who in your region

CIPFA has an office in Wales and a branch committee

Rhian Evans

Rhian Evans is the Regional President of CIPFA Wales Cymru

E: rhian.evans@wrexham.gov.uk

Chris Tidswell

Chris Tidswell is Head of CIPFA Wales

E: chris.tidswell@cipfa.org

Our office is located at The Quadrant, Sealand Road, Chester, CH1 4QR.

What's going on in your region

Regional events

CIPFA Cymru Wales Annual Conference

On 23 November, the largest public sector conference in Wales once again returns to Cardiff. The conference provides its usual blend of inspiring plenary sessions, streamed optional workshops and an evening programme of entertainment. Book now.

Wales Public Finance Awards

The inaugural CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards will be presented at the CIPFA Cymru Wales conference on 23 November 2017 These awards recognise improvement, excellence and innovation in public finance. They reward public finance professionals at every level and in every organisation in Wales. There are three awards, for Public Finance Professional of the Year, Finance Team or Group of the Year, and the Team Award for Innovation, Improvement and Public Finance Best Practice. Nominations are welcomed for each of the awards, more details of which, including nomination forms, can be found on the CIPFA Wales Public Finance Awards page.

For more events, read our 'What's on' page.

CIPFA briefing papers

CIPFA has issued two briefing papers on public finance in Wales: CIPFA's Call to the New Welsh Government in both English and Welsh, and Public Finances in Wales.

Retired members

We run social events for retired members in the region. To become a member please contact Arthur Thomas.

Meetings and minutes

Regional Council agendas and action notes can be seen in our Meetings and minutes page.

Branch news

The latest news from the Wales Cymru branch.

Standards and guidance work

Read the latest Welsh consultations by CIPFA


Find out about CIPFA courses in Wales aimed at finance professionals.

Regional networks

CIPFA’s thriving regions offer local events, training and networking opportunities. See what’s happening in your region:

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.