CIPFA Board changes for 2023

This month sees some changes on CIPFA Board as we say a fond farewell to longstanding member Lyn Davies and welcome two new recruits.

After six years, Lyn Davies, Audit Committee Chair, CIPFA Board member and Commercial Board observer, has completed her term and stepped down at the end of February. We would like to thank Lyn for her valuable contributions on behalf of Council, CIPFA Board and our membership.

Following open recruitment, CIPFA recently appointed two new NEDs – Frances Done as Chair of the Audit Committee and Harry Gaskell as Chair of the Commercial Board and remuneration committee (senior NED). Both will join CIPFA Board.

Frances Done has extensive board-level experience and is currently independent lay member of the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee of the House of Commons. She has also served as Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, Professional Standards Authority since 2017. Her previous roles include being Chief Executive of Manchester 2002 Ltd, being on the organising committee of the successful XVII Commonwealth Games, Managing Director for Local Government, Housing and Criminal Justice at the Audit Commission and Chair of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Harry Gaskell is Chair of the Which? Limited Board. Harry is a senior advisor in the sustainability team for Ernst & Young (EY) UK and chairs their external advisory board on sustainability. He previously headed the UK and Ireland EY Earth team and before that the UK innovation team. Prior to that, he was the Managing Partner of the 1,700-strong UK and Ireland consulting business, which he helped grow from scratch. He is a member of the Court of Governors of the University of the Arts, London and Chair of the finance committee. From 2011–2020, he was Chair and trustee of the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) and established enei as the UK’s leading workplace inclusion organisation, growing its membership from 100 to 350+ employers in the UK.