CIPFA welcomes CBE for CEO Rob Whiteman


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) is proud to congratulate CEO Rob Whiteman who was today awarded a CBE for services to public sector financial management.

Rob was appointed as CIPFA CEO in 2013 following a public sector career spanning both local and central government.

Rob began his career in local government in 1986 with the London Borough of Newham. By 2011, he had held roles including Director of Resources at the London Borough of Lewisham, and Chief Executive of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

In 2011, Rob joined the Civil Service as Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency.

Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, said:

"I am delighted and humbled to have been awarded this honour. However, I am even more proud to represent professionals working in public finance around the country.

"Our members are working every day across the entire gamut of the public sector to deliver vital services to every resident of the United Kingdom. Our society would not work without them, and I remain in awe of their passion and dedication to serving their communities."

Commenting on the awards, Sir Tony Redmond, CIPFA Past President, said:

"I wish to offer my most sincere congratulations to Rob Whiteman for his well-deserved CBE.

"Rob, like many CIPFA members, has dedicated his life to public service. It is the tireless advocacy of public servants like Rob that drives ambitious aspirations for the sector as a whole.''

Former CIPFA President Caroline Mawhood was also recognised, receiving an MBE for services to the economy.


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Notes to Editor


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is the professional body for people in public finance. CIPFA shows the way in public finance globally, standing up for sound public financial management and good governance around the world as the leading commentator on managing and accounting for public money.

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