Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

International Roundtable

In December 2020, CIPFA’s international team hosted its first roundtable event.

The session was an opportunity for both global and UK members to meet the new international leadership team:

  • Khalid Hamid, Director of International
  • Sara Breen, Head of International
  • Jeffrey Matsu, Chief Economist

Khalid provided attendees with an overview of CIPFA’s international strategy, which will inform CIPFA’s global efforts over the next five years.

Sara provided an update of CIPFA’s international advisory work, as well as an overview of some of the current projects underway around the world.

Additionally, Jeff offered his view on some of the key macroeconomic factors that continue to influence PFM globally and discussed his upcoming work on public sector sustainability reporting ahead of COP26 in November.

The international team plans to hold digital roundtables with members worldwide twice per year, giving a regular opportunity for members to provide feedback, suggestions and share local insight.