Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Society of District Council Treasurers

Society of District Council Treasurers

The Society was formed in 1974 and represents the 188 district council finance functions in England. On receipt of the membership fee, each council’s Section 151 Officer is eligible to become a member of the society.

The Executive Committee comprises up to 26 of the district council chief finance officers (S151), who take responsibility for advising and leading on specific areas relevant to the finance profession. All CFO members of the society are eligible to apply to become members of the executive.


President - Simone Hines

Vice President - Mark Dickenson

Second Vice President - Alison Scott

Treasurer - Jenny Poole

Secretary - Angela George

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Our vision

Our principal aim is to represent the interests of district council finance on a national level. We do that through the activities of the Executive Committee, who act as advisors on various different areas. A list of the officers and their areas of responsibility can be found in the officers' area.

In addition to this representation, membership involves publication of the minutes of Executive Committee meetings, as well as attendance at two meetings for the general membership per annum, currently one at CIPFA Conference and a further one which will coincide with important announcements/initiatives for the sector.

The Society is also represented on the Association of Local Authority Treasurers, which collectively represents the professional interests of treasurers in all types of local government.

Contact us/join SDCT

To be a member of the SDCT your authority must pay the annual subscription. If you wish to apply to join the SDCT Executive Committee you can apply on the link below.

If you wish to contact us then you can do so on the link below or by emailing us at


All Meeting dates


The latest papers can be found here.


The SDCT executive are working on behalf of district councils to assess the full implications of the COVID-19 crisis on our members. This includes collating information on cost pressures and income reductions, especially where they can be quantified, so that we can lobby MHCLG for further funding. 

We would encourage any authority to help us contribute to this - please get in touch on

Read all collated information