Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Welcome to the CIPFA North West region

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CIPFA North West is divided into two areas by the River Mersey.

The Northern Section covers Cumbria, Lancashire, parts of Manchester and north Merseyside. The Southern Section includes Cheshire, parts of Manchester and south Merseyside. 

The north west local groups provide services to each local area. They promote the institute in their locality and provide a series of events which are designed to meet the objectives of the main society, and meet the CPD requirements of members and training needs of students. We are always interested in hearing from members and students who might like to join the executive in their area!

If you want to be kept informed of events being held in your area, or if you'd like to suggest a theme, speaker or venue, or you would like to join an executive yourself, then contact the relevant area representatives.

Who's who in your region


Stephanie Donaldson

To contact members of the regional council, visit the who's who page.

Regional Blog

Find out what's been going on in the North West by reading updates from council members.

What's going on in your region

Introducing your regional president

Stephanie Donaldson has just entered her second term as regional president, after a fantastic first year which included the region winning "Events Program of the Year" at the regional forum. 

You can read Stephanie's presidential address which was delivered online at our AGM on 1 May here.

Regional events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of our regional events have had to be cancelled, postponed or held online. Please check our what's going on page for more details.

Audit Risk and Governance Group

The Audit, Risk and Governance Group provides representation and a series of regular events for audit professionals in the North West. It is chaired by Lesley Bilsborough.

Read about the group's past events and download useful resources.

The CIPFA North West AGM

The CIPFA North West Society AGM was held on Friday 1 May 2020. This meeting was held virtually for the first time and was a success despite the current difficulties. Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make the meeting possible. The minutes will be available online shortly. 


View recordings of webinars held by the region on our webinars page.

Meetings and minutes

Regional Council agendas, action notes and our latest 
annual report can be seen on our meetings and minutes page.

North West CIPFA Student Network

Find out more about what we offer CIPFA students in the North West.

Sponsor our region

Find out how to become a sponsor of the North West Region and some of the options on offer.

Managing your membership

    update your contact details and access benefits
  • Membership fees
    current fees and how to pay
  • FAQs
    a list of popular questions to help guide you

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.