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Current council

Current institute council members

CIPFA council is the institute's overarching governing body. The council sets the strategic direction, approves the business plan and budget, makes appointments including trustees and to the subcommittees, approves co-options to council, and approves standards of professional practice.

The 2021/22 Officers

President

Mike Driver CB FCPFA
Senior Responsible Officer, Borders and Managed Quarantine Service, HM Government
Member of:
CIPFA Board
Nominations Committee
Remuneration Committee
Ex-officio on all other boards

Driver

Vice President

Jayne Owen CPFA
Finance and Resources Director, North Wales Housing Association
Member of:
CIPFA Board
Nominations Committee
Remuneration Committee

Jayne Stephenson

Junior Vice President

Caroline Rassell CPFA
CEO Parkinson's UK
Member of:
Student and Members Board, Chair
Nominations Committee
Remuneration Committee

Caroline Rassell

Past President

Professor Andrew Hardy FCPFA
Chief Executive Officer, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Member of:
CIPFA Board
Nominations Committee, Chair
Remuneration Committee

Hardy


The 2021/23 Institute Council members

Naeem Ahmed CPFA
Director of Finance (Children, Education, Adults, Health and Integration) at London Borough of Hackney
Member of:
Nominations Committee
Naeem Ahmed

Caroline Al-Beyerty CPFA
Chamberlain, City of London Corporation
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board, Vice Chair

 Caroline

Deirdre Bane  CPFA
Senior Finance Specialist Institute of Public Administration, Dublin
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 

Deirdre Bane 
John Bloomer CPFA
Chief Finance Officer (S151 Officer)
Staffordshire Police
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board

 

 Bloomer
Michael Brodie CPFA
CEO
NHS Business Services Authority
Member of:
Sustainability Forum, Chair

 

 Brodie, Michael

James Charlton
Accountant
Newcastle City Council
Member of:
Students and Members Board

 James Charlton

Amy Crowson CPFA
Senior Manager, IMPOWER Consulting 
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board

 

 

AC 
Carol Culley OBE CPFA
Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer, Manchester City Council
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board, Chair
Nominations Committee
Remuneration Committee 
 Culley, Carol

Jane Cuthbertson FCPFA
Chief Finance Officer
Tyne Coast College and Tyne Coast Academy Trust
Member of:
Nominations Committee, Vice Chair
Remuneration Committee, Vice Chair

 Jane Cuthbertson

Nadeem Dean CPFA
Treasurer/Director of Finance for the Township of Adjala-Tosorontio, Ontario, Canada
Member of:
Sustainability Forum

 

 

Nadeem 

Stephanie Donaldson CPFA
Executive Director of Business Resources, National Museums Liverpool
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board

 

 

SD 

Tony Era CPFA
Finance Change Manager, Admiral
Member of:
Audit Committee

 Tony Era

Peter Gillett CPFA
Executive Director of Commercial and Financial Services, 
Sussex Police and Surrey Police
Member of:
Public Policy and Reform Forum

 PG

Claire Gravil CPFA
Head of Finance – Direct Commissioning
NHS England/Improvement
Member of:
Procurement, Fraud, and Anti-Corruption Forum, Vice Chair

 CG

Elizabeth Honer CPFA
Director General
Government Internal Audit Agency
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 Elizabeth Honer
 

Vanessa Howlison CPFA
Chief Financial Officer
Highways Agency
Member of:
Sustainability Forum, Vice Chair

 Vanessa Howlison

Hari Iyer FCPFA
Executive Director/Partner, BDO Malaysia
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 Hari Iver

Catherine Little CPFA
Director General and Chief Financial Officer
Ministry of Defence
Member of:
Finance Workforce Forum

 Catherine Little

Mark McBride CPFA
Member of the Northern Ireland
Local Government Officers Superannuation Committee
Member of:
Students and Members Board, Vice Chair
Nominations Committee
Remuneration Committee

 McBride

Lynda McMullan CPFA
Chief Finance Officer
Homes England
Member of:
Sustainability Forum

 McMullan, Lynda

Umesh Sami Naicker CPFA
Associate Director - William Buck (NZ) Ltd (Chartered Accountants)
Member of:
Audit Committee

 USN

Mike Newbury FCPFA
Code of Audit at NAO
Member of:
Audit Committee

 

Mike Newbury 

Colin Owen 
IMF lead for the Caribbean 
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 

Colin Owen 

Marcus Richards FCPFA
Senior Manager
EY 
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 

MR 

Angie Ridgwell
Chief Executive and CFO at Lancashire Country Council
Member of:
Public Policy and Reform Forum

 

 

Angie Ridgwell 

Chris Roberts CPFA
Lead Consultant, LG Futures
Member of:
Sustainability Forum

CR

Geoffrey Simpson 
Director of Audit Quality Council at the European Court of Auditors
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 

 

Geoffrey Simpson 

Luke Smith
Head of Finance for the Department of Health and Social Care
Member of:
Accounting and Financial Reporting Forum

 LS

Jason Vaughan
Director of Finance, Somerset County Council
Member of:
Audit Committee, Vice Chair

JV 

Hardev Virdee  CPFA
CFO and NHS Barts Trust
Member of:
Finance Workforce Forum, Chair

 

Hardev Virdee 

Maria Wanland CPFA
Executive Chairperson at Altimax (PTY) LTD
Member of:
Finance Workforce Forum

 

 

MW 

Kelly Watson CPFA
Assistant Director Finance, Procurement and Property (S151 Officer)
CCLA Investment Management Ltd
Member of: Audit Committee

 Kelly Watson
Peter Welch
European Court of Auditors, Director – sustainable use of natural resources
Member of:
Accounting and Financial Reporting Forum
PW 

Mark White CPFA
Director of Finance
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Member of:
Audit Committee

 White, Mark

Ian Williams
Group Director of Finance and Corporate Resources
London Borough of Hackney
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board

 IW

Lee Yale-Helms FCPFA
Director of Finance & Resources
Birmingham Children’s Trust
Member of:
Public Policy and Reform Forum

 

Lee 
Derek Yule FCPFA
Member of:
Accounting and Financial Reporting Forum, Vice Chair
Derek