CIPFA appoints new Director of Education and Lifelong Learning


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), is pleased to announce that Chris Glennie has joined CIPFA as Director of Education and Lifelong Learning.

Chris joins CIPFA from the Institute of Risk Management, where he was Chief Operating Officer. His career in professional associations follows nearly 20 years in academic and educational publishing working for such companies as Prentice Hall, Macmillan and Granada Learning. 

Chris brings experience from across membership, qualifications, training, conferences, publishing, and marketing and communications. He will be responsible for CIPFA’s qualifications, training, e-learning, and membership and customer services. 

Speaking on the appointment, Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, said: 

“Chris brings experience from a wide range of roles, which together make him uniquely suited to take CIPFA’s education offer into a bright future. We are very pleased to welcome him into the CIPFA family.” 

Commenting on his appointment, Chris Glennie said:

"It’s great to be joining CIPFA at such an interesting time in the public sector. As the world around us grows more complex, developing public finance professionals with the skills to deliver robust advice and sound assurance to their organisations is more important than ever.”


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