Better Governance Forum

The Better Governance Forum advises you on leadership, stewardship and control. Your advisor, Diana Melville, will keep you at the forefront of governance issues and help you to improve the leadership, stewardship and control in your organisation.

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Meet your advisor

Diana MelvilleDiana Melville, CIPFA

Diana is the lead advisor for the Better Governance Forum and is CIPFA's representative on the Internal Audit Standards Advisory Board. She is a CIPFA-qualified accountant, and regularly provides advice and training on the application of good governance in practice and annual governance statements. She authored the 2022 edition of Audit Committees: Practical Guidance for Local Authorities and Police, and was part of the working group that developed the Good Governance Framework for Local Government.


Network essentials

Our Introduction to... workshops offer training on a range of topics for local government practitioners and elected members new to local government, or in need of a refresher.

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