Who is in the CIPFA Student Network

The CSN committee is made up of students and newly qualified members from across the UK and Europe.

Meet the CSN committee

Photo of Harriot WinfieldHarriot Winfield - President

Job title: GMTS Finance Trainee

Organisation: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Region: North East

I'm currently studying towards sitting the Case Study and Strategic Public Finance in December. I decided to volunteer for the CSN because I'm passionate about connecting CIPFA students across the world and ensuring this is used to improve student outcomes. Fun fact: I've climbed Kilimanjaro!"

Harriot's LinkedIn page

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Morgan McIntosh – Vice President

Job title: Finance Manager Children's & Family Services

Organisation: London Borough of Barnet

Region: South East

I joined CIPFA in 2020. A senior manager asked me to attend the CIPFA Student Network and I felt obliged to attend. It was OK but I felt we could achieve more, reach more students and have more events.

This led to me becoming the President of CIPFA SE where I delivered Excel and PowerBI courses, a boat trip, pub quiz and a trip to Africa. I'm hoping to help increase the offering to the National Student Network.

Photo of Megan ClarkMegan Clark - Honorary Treasurer

Job title: Finance Officer 

Organisation: Leeds City Council

Region: Yorkshire & Humberside

"I’m currently studying for the Strategic Case Study exam. I joined the CSN in 2022 to get involved in CIPFA to help develop my skills and to build a network across the public sector."

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Modestus Okafor - Honorary Secretary

Job title: Principal Accountancy Assistant 

Organisation: Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Region: Midlands

"I am on the CIPFA Apprenticeship Level 7 pathway and have completed the AAT qualification. I have 2 degrees B.Sc in Architecture and M.Sc in Management Information Systems. I am the oldest of 9 and a father of 2 (a boy and a girl). My youngest (daughter) has achondroplasia which is the most common form of dwarfism."

Photo of Amy BowdenAmy Bowden- Communications Officer

Job title: Trainee Accountant. I've worked in Adult Social Care Finance and Strategic Finance. 

Organisation: London Borough of Lambeth

Region: South East

"I'm studying towards BPFM and DSDA at the moment, so I'm around a third of the way through the PAQ. I decided to volunteer for the CSN after having really enjoyed some of the CIPFA regional events and wanting to connect even more students with one another. When I’m not studying for exams or at work, you’ll most likely find me training for a half marathon." 

Amy's LinkedIn page

Photo of Ben HarrisonBen Harrison - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead (EDI Lead)

Job title: Trainee Accountant 

Organisation: Lewisham Council

Region: South East

"I volunteer my time to ensure every student feels heard and represented. My role enables me to foster a diverse and inclusive student network. Beyond this, I love the world of music and enjoy experiencing new sounds and genres."

Photo of Susanna FarrellSusanna Farrell - Outreach Officer

Job title: Finance Management Trainee 

Organisation: Hertfordshire County Council

Region: South East

"I am currently in my second year of CIPFA studying DSDA and BPFM. I have recently started with CSN as the Regional Officer, which means I will be the main point of contact for regional student networks. If I’m not studying or at work, you’ll probably find me singing with one of my three choirs!"

Photo of Lin LiuLin Liu – Past President

Job title: Team Leader for Children's & Public Health (Management Accountant)  

Organisation: Bedford Borough Council

Region: North East

"I joined CIPFA in 2018. Since then, I have been an active CIPFA volunteer starting on the CIPFA NE Executive Committee. I then volunteered as CIPFA NE secretary for over two years. I won the David Clark Award 2021-2022 at the CIPFA National Autumn Forum 2021/ CIPFA NE Annual Conference 2021. This award recognises outstanding contribution to CIPFA in the North East and supporting fellow students with their study and career development. During that period, I also joined CIPFA national student network, connecting the regional student network to the central. I was the CIPFA trainee coordinator in workplace, supporting trainees with their CIPFA progress. I am currently serving on the CIPFA council board."

Further information

Should you wish to volunteer for a role within the CIPFA Student Network please complete and return the below Expression of Interest Form to CSN@cipfa.org