development minister Alan Duncan to address CIPFA international conference


The Rt Hon Alan Duncan MP, Minister of State for the Department for International Development, will be addressing issues surrounding public financial management, transparency, accountability and value for money at an international conference organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

CIPFA’sfirst international conference: Trust and accountability in public financial managementaims to bring together senior figures in public financial management from around the world, including auditors and accountants general, civil servants, policy makers, government finance professionals, representatives of non-governmental organisations, and politicians.

Other speakers include:

  • Amyas Morse, Comptroller and Auditor General, NAO
  • David Walker, former US Comptroller General, now a campaigner for fiscal responsibility and founder of the Comeback America Initiative (CAI)
  • Eugenio Caperchione, Chair of the Comparative International Governmental Accounting Research network (CIGAR)
  • Ian Ball, Chief Executive of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
  • Matt Andrews, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Anthony Hegarty, Chief Financial Management Officer at the World Bank
  • Ibrahim Dankwambo, Accountant General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  • Paul Druckman, Co-Chair of International Integrated Reporting Committee and Chairman of The Prince's Accounting for Sustainability Project.
  • Ioannis Sarmas, Member of the European Court of Auditors

The conference takes place on at the QE II Centre, Westminster, from 15 – 17 March 2011.Journalists are welcome to attend.

For further information about the conference please email


Contact: Guy Roberts, Chloe Forbes or Lindsay Machin
CIPFA Press Office
t 020 7543 5712 / 5787 / 5645

Notes to Editors:


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. Our 14,000 members work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms, and in other bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the world’s only professional accountancy body to specialise in public services, CIPFA’s portfolio of qualifications are the foundation for a career in public finance. They include the benchmark professional qualification for public sector accountants as well as a postgraduate diploma for people already working in leadership positions.

They are taught by our in-house CIPFA Education and Training Centre as well as other places of learning around the world. We also champion high performance in public services, translating our experience and insight into clear advice and practical services. They include information and guidance, courses and conferences, property and asset management solutions, consultancy and interim people for a range of public sector clients.

Globally, CIPFA shows the way in public finance by standing up for sound public financial management and good governance. We work with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector around the world to advance public finance and support better public services.