CIPFA Fellowship Annual Lecture


Event summary

Our second annual CIPFA Fellows Lecture, exclusively for Fellows of the Institute, will be hosted by CIPFA Chief Executive Rob Whiteman and welcomes special guest speaker Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.


14 December 2017
Starts: 17:00
Ends: 19:00


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN
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About this event

The political establishment is staggering from crisis to crisis, and the ruling party is proving to be anything but strong and stable. In these turbulent times we could all too easily lose sight of the need to hold government to account in its routine management of the country.

As the recent CIPFA/Institute for Government Performance Tracker revealed, the government is spending over £10bn in five years just to keep troubled services – such as hospitals and prisons – going. Yet this extra money is not sorting out any of the underlying problems these services face.

Against this backdrop our second annual CIPFA Fellows Lecture welcomes as guest speaker Meg Hillier, MP for Hackney South and Shoreditch and Chair of the Public Accounts Committee.

Meg’s personal manifesto as Chair is to "continue holding departments and agencies’ feet to the fire to ensure our constituents, and taxpayers, get the value for money from government they deserve".


5.00pm – 5.15pm Registration and refreshments

5.15pm – 5.45pm Speaker presentation 

5.45pm – 6.15pm Discussion/Q&A

6.15pm Networking

7.00pm Event close 

Who should attend?

Please note this event is by invite and open to CIPFA Fellows only. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

Please join us on Thursday 14 December from 5.00 pm at CIPFA’s Mansell Street, London offices for an evening of lively discussion, debate and networking with CIPFA Fellows and professional peers. Drinks and refreshments will be served on arrival.

Speaker - Meg Hillier MP

Meg Hillier

Meg Hillier is the member of Parliament for Hackney South and Shoreditch and chair of the Public Accounts Committee. First elected in 2005, Meg has been a junior home office minister and shadow secretary of state for energy and climate change. Meg is also co-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Global Health and vice-chair of the Cycling All Party Parliamentary Group, as well as being a trustee of the charity War Memorials Trust. Before entering Parliament, Meg represented Hackney, Islington and Waltham Forest on the London Assembly, was a local councillor for eight years, and was the youngest ever Mayor of Islington in 1998/99.

Speaker - Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA

Rob Whiteman

Rob Whiteman has been CEO since September 2013. Before joining the Institute, he was a senior civil servant who worked as the chief executive of the UK Border Agency and had previously led the Improvement and Development Agency. Prior to this he was CEO of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and director of resources at the London Borough of Lewisham.