Lindie Engelbrecht appointed as CIPFA’s Managing Director of Education and Membership


CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, is pleased to announce that Lindie Engelbrecht, former executive director at the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), has joined the Institute as managing director of education and membership.

Lindie joins the team with extensive experience of membership growth and customer service within member organisations, and with a history of working in the accounting industry. In addition, she will bring her broad knowledge and insight on advising, consulting and presenting to boards and audit committees in the public sector.

Speaking on the appointment, Rob Whiteman, CIPFA CEO, said: “We are delighted to have Lindie with us to drive CIPFA’s mission to provide the most effective support for finance professionals working across the public sector and to promulgate excellent public financial management by strengthening and growing its membership reach.

“Lindie’s experience, commitment and knowledge of the public sector, means she is superbly placed to take on this role. A key focus area for CIPFA’s education team will be the Institute’s lifelong learning offerings and a review of the current curriculum, Lindie will be a tremendous asset in helping us complete this.”  

Speaking of her appointment, Lindie said: "It's an immensely exciting prospect to be working for CIPFA. The Institute is uniquely placed to help members advance their careers and demonstrate their expertise as part of a global network of public finance specialists. I am looking forward to helping provide the next generation of public finance professionals with the qualifications and key skills needed to manage complexity and deliver results.”


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About CIPFA 

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.