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2020 Graduation and Prize Giving


2020 CIPFA Scotland graduates

The CIPFA Scotland Branch held the first CIPFA Scotland virtual Graduation and Prize Giving on the 11th December 2020.

The CIPFA Scottish Branch would like to offer our congratulations to the 2020 graduates on there achievements in becoming a full CIPFA member, and we look forward to meeting you in person at future CIPFA events. This years graduates are as follows:

Thomas Alder, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Eve Bain, NHS Grampian

Alison Black, Aberdeenshire Council

Katie Feechan, Fife Council

Ross Fraser, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Helen Guthrie, Fife Council

Abbie MacAlister, Argyll and Bute Council

Robert Macaskill, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Emma Mihulka, Scottish Borders Council

Linda Taylor, Argyll and Bute Council

Steven Whyte, Dumfries and Galloway Council


2020 CIPFA Scotland Prize Winners

The CIPFA Scotland Prize winners for 2020 were announced at the virtual graduation and prize giving held on the 11th December 2020.

The branch would like to congratulate all the prizewinners.  This years prize winners were announced as follows:

Certificate Level

Audit and Assurance – Joan Smart

Financial Accounting – Martin Smith                   

Financial Reporting – Martin Smith

Management Accounting – Martin Smith         


Diploma Level

Business Change Management – Lewis Ramos-Shearman

Financial Management – Sharon MacKinnon

Governance & Law – Emilia Kopanicka

Public Sector Financial Reporting – Emilia Kopanicka

Strategy and Policy – Anthony Fullerton

Taxation – Tracey Hutchison


Strategic Level

Strategic Case Study – Lewis Cumming

Strategic Public Finance – Eleonora Clemente


Audit Scotland Prize

presented to the top student in Scotland in the Audit and Assurance examination.

Joan Smart, Scottish Borders Council


Archie Gillespie Memorial Prize

presented to the top student in local government in Scotland in the final examination.

Fraser Dick, Scottish Government


D R Bishop Prize

presented to the top Scottish student overall in the final examination, across all sectors.

Eleonora Clemente, NHS Lothian


CIPFA Graduation Slides 2020


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CIPFA Prize Winners Slides


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