CIPFA Governance Summit

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Event summary

Improving governance: working across public bodies and the third sector

The CIPFA Governance Summit for 2017 will focus on improving governance across the public services and the third sector with leading speakers, experts across the sector and a keynote speaker in Lord Bichard. The event will bring delegates up to date with new guidance and good practice and expert analysis of the issues when public and third sectors work together.


01 November 2017
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


CIPFA Mansell Street
77 Mansell Street
E1 8AN
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£290.00 excl VAT

*the event has started.

About this event

The summit will explore how to support good governance in both public bodies and the third sector. 

As public bodies innovate and change their service delivery models, third sector organisations can be a vital partner and provide opportunities for innovation and enhanced community engagement. This may present a number of challenges: public bodies must remain mindful of the need to ensure value for money, manage risk and maintain transparency and accountability. Third sector bodies have their own obligations for accountability and efficient use of resources.

Who should attend

The seminar will be of interest to a range of lead officers and practitioners in public and third sector bodies including finance, governance, legal and internal audit.


The summit provides an excellent opportunity to hear from experts with a range of perspectives and experience covering both public bodies and the third sector. The event will not only identify challenges but also share good practice and opportunities for improvement.

Key speakers

  • Lord Bichard, Chair of the National Audit Office and Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on Charities
  • Paul Streets, Chief Executive, The Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Louise Thomson Head of Policy, ICSA and member of the Charity Governance Code Steering Group
  • Nick Selwyn and Gareth Jones, Wales Audit Office
  • Alison Scott, Head of Standards and Financial Reporting, CIPFA


  • Audit
  • / Financial management
  • / Governance
  • / Internal audit
  • / Risk management

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Speaker - Diana Melville, Governance Advisor, Better Governance Forum (BGF)

Diana Melville

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.

Speaker - Alison Scott, CIPFA Assistant Director, Policy and Technical

Alison Scott

Alison joined CIPFA in November 2006 as a technical manager after nearly 16 years working as a practitioner. She held a number of positions public finance ranging from graduate trainee to chief finance officer. During this time she has worked on a wide variety of projects including major reorganisations, outsourcing projects and PFI schemes.