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 Bank of England Update

On Tuesday 20 February 2018 at the Civic Centre, Swansea, CIPFA Cymru Wales will once again be facilitating an informative update session provided by the Bank of England. 

Aimed at CIPFA practitioners across Wales, the session will start at 09.30 with light refreshments, followed by the presentation at 10.00 and an opportunity for questions afterwards. 

This is a free CPD event for CIPFA members and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

CIPFA Cymru Wales AGM Members Event and National Botanic Gardens Tour

Following the success of last year's AGM Event at the Royal Mint, Llantrisant, this year the CIPFA Cymru Wales AGM Members Event will take place on Wednesday 7 March 2018 at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Middleton Hall, Carmarthenshire. Members will hear from a variety of guest speakers focusing on the importance of personal and colleagues' wellbeing and resilience in the workplace.

The event includes a light lunch, a tour of the botanic gardens and the opportunity to network with members from across our region.

This is a free CPD event for CIPFA members and spaces are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


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.