Current council

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.

2021/22 officers

President

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

Jayne Owen

Vice President

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

Caroline Rassell

Junior Vice President

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

 Carol Culley

Past 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

Mike Driver

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 Al-Beyerty

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

 

Deidre Bane 

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

 Michael Brodie

Amy Crowson CPFA
Senior Manager, IMPOWER Consulting 
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 

 

Amy Crowson 

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

 

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

 

 

Nadeem Dean 

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

 

 

Stephanie Donaldson 

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

 Peter Gillett

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

 Claire Gravil

Elizabeth Honer CPFA
Chief Executive
Government Internal Audit Agency
Member of:
Nominations Committee

 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 Iyer

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

 Mark McBride

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

 Umesh Sami Naicker

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

Mike Newbury 

Lee Outhwaite CPFA
Director of Finance and Contracting
Royal Chesterfield NHS Trust
Member of:
Public Policy and Reform

Lee Outhwaite 

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

 

Marcus Richards 

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

Chris Roberts

Geoffrey Simpson
Director of Audit Quality Council at the European Court of Auditors
Member of:
Public Financial Management Board

Geoffrey Simpson 

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

 Luke Smith

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

Jason Vaughan 

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

Maria Wanland 

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

Peter Welch 

Mark White CPFA
Director of Finance
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Member of:
Student and Members Board

 Mark White

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

 Ian Williams

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

 

Lee Yale-Helms 

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

Derek Yule 

Sir Mark Lowcock
Distinguished Non-resident Fellow
Centre for Global Development
Member of:
CIPFA Board

 

Sir Mark Lowcock, CIPFA council member 

Sophie Darlington
Assistant Divisional Finance Manager
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Member of:
Student and Members Board
Outgoing President of the CIPFA Student Network

 

Sophie Darlington, Assistant Divisional Finance Manager