Responding to COVID-19: insight, support and guidance

Meet the team

With over two decades of experience between them, our team have their own areas of expertise, niche markets and geographical areas. What they all share is a professional, proactive and consultative approach that has earned our reputation for quality.

We provide an informed, high-quality service, keeping fully up to date with the initiatives and developments that impact on our customers. We have the added advantage of being able to draw on the knowledge and expertise of our colleagues across the CIPFA community. 

Mizan Rouf, Senior Consultant

Mizan Rouf

Mizan has worked in recruitment for almost two years. Prior to joining the CIPFA-Penna team he worked in executive search and selection, delivering successful appointments for clients recruiting at senior and board level. Before his career in recruitment, Mizan spent 15 years working in local government across the North East and South Yorkshire within regeneration, inward investment and economic development roles.

Tel: +44 (0)7395 855007

Catherine Bush, Senior Associate Consultant, Local Government

Catherine Bush

Catherine has over 14 years of experience working in recruitment at Penna and has a proven track record of exceeding performance expectations while always remaining client and candidate focused and continually providing excellent customer service. She is now in her fourth year working as a senior associate consultant in the CIPFA-Penna team developing a strong network and recruiting senior level finance professionals into the public sector with a particular focus on local government finance.

Tel: +44 (0)7803 510 898

What they say about CIPFA-Penna

"CIPFA Penna Team Philippa Watkins and Anthony Lewis recently recruited me to the Service Head Finance and Procurement at Tower Hamlets Council. The process was rigorous and I was kept fully informed by Philippa and Anthony about progress through the process and what I should expect at each stage. They also worked hard to fit the various components around my busy work schedule. Once I knew I had been successful they liaised with Tower Hamlets to progress the various administrative requirements promptly. I've now started and had several calls to see how things are going. I would highly recommend their services from both a recruiting and candidate perspective."
Neville Murton, Service Head of Finance, Tower Hamlets

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