Khalid Hamid appointed as CIPFA Director of International


The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), is pleased to announce that Khalid Hamid has joined the Institute in the full-time role of Director of International.

Having started his career as an Assistant Auditor with the UK National Audit Office, Khalid qualified as a CIPFA accountant in 1990 and was promoted several times to the position of Principal Auditor. In his 30 years of public audit experience, he has held senior posts in South Africa and the UAE.

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

"Khalid’s experience across the global public sector will be a huge asset to CIPFA’s work in the UK and abroad. Demand for CIPFA’s training, qualifications and public sector knowledge is increasing globally, and Khalid will play a critical role in CIPFA’s increasing support to organisations and students.”

Most recently, Khalid was the Executive Director of the UAE State Audit Institution, serving more than 11 years at the audit body. He is currently the Chair of the Financial Audit and Accounting Subcommittee of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), which provides support to national Supreme Audit Institutions, sets standards for public sector auditing and promotes good governance.

Commenting on his appointment, Khalid Hamid said:

“I’m delighted to be joining CIPFA to help expand and develop the organisation’s international division. Promoting the principles of good governance, accountability and strong public financial management has been at the core of my work in the public sector over the past three decades.

“I look forward to beginning a new chapter of my career with CIPFA, working to strengthen the relationship between the Institute and key public sector bodies around the world.”


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