Welcome to the CIPFA North East region

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CIPFA North East covers an area stretching from Tees Valley up to Berwick-upon-Tweed, the northernmost town in England.

Its hundreds of members and student members are employed throughout the public and private sectors.


Dear members,

In line with CIPFA national guidance, I am proposing that we do not go ahead with any face-to-face meetings or conferences from 23 March until 31 August 2020. This will include the sixth form games, AGM and MOT day as well as CIPFA NE Executive meetings.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, however I'm sure that you'll agree that it is far more important to limit any spread of the coronavirus and safeguard the health of colleagues and stakeholders. We will endeavour to rearrange all events when it is deemed safe to do so.

Best wishes, Jim Dafter, CIPFA NE President

Who's who in your region

Regional President

Jim Dafter

E: REGNEA.President@cipfa.org

View the full list of members of the regional council online.

To contact members of the regional council, please E: northeast@cipfa.org.

What's going on in your region

Forthcoming events

You are invited to the CIPFA NE Annual General Meeting on Thursday 16 July 2020, 17.00 – 18:30. The meeting will take place virtually using video conferencing. See instructions below on how to join the meeting. We will also have two special COVID-19 related pre-recorded webinars featuring interviews with two senior public finance leaders in the region. The 2020 AGM agenda can be seen here and minutes from the 2019 AGM here.

You can join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone using the following link:


You can also dial in using your phone. (For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)

United Kingdom (Toll Free): 0800 031 4744
One-touch: T: +448000314744, 480931237#

United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5028
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Access Code: 480-931-237

Join from a video-conferencing room or system – dial in or type: or inroomlink.goto.com

Meeting ID: 480 931 237

Or dial directly: 480931237@ or

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: The 10th CIPFA North East annual conference and Autumn Forum, which were to be hosted by CIPFA NE, have both been cancelled and will be re-scheduled for 2021. Look out for further updates both here on the website and on social media.

To read about CIPFA in the North East past events see our what's been going on page.

Regional news

The second CIPFA in the North East newsletter is now available to read here.

Find out about Volunteering opportunities for members and students in CIPFA in the North East.

COVID-19 - An offer of help

CIPFA North East are committed to safeguarding the health and welfare of our colleagues. We cover an area from the Tees Valley to Berwick-upon-Tweed, the most northerly English town.

In the coming weeks and months, if you need to self-isolate we are here to help. This could involve collecting groceries, prescriptions, speaking on the phone or posting mail. Please get in touch if you require any assistance by emailing regnea.president@cipfa.org.

Equally if you are fit, well and able to volunteer we'd love to hear from you. Again, we can be contacted on the above email address.

Useful downloads and documents

Presentations from previous events are available to download from the Useful documents and downloads page.

Meetings and minutes

Regional Council agendas and action notes can be seen in our Meetings and minutes page.

Students' Society

Find out more about past and future events for CIPFA students in the North East.

Each year, CIPFA North East presents the David Clark Award to the student of the year.

Managing your membership

  • MyCIPFA –
    update your contact details and access benefits.
  • Membership fees –
    current fees and how to pay.
  • FAQs –
    a list of popular questions to help guide you.

Regional forum

A forum for CIPFA members and students in the regions to share ideas, documentation and discuss future plans.

The forum is restricted to CIPFA region members and uses the same login details as the CIPFA website. You will be asked to login if you are not already logged in to the website.

We have produced a guideline document on how to use the forum and some best practice hints and tips to help you get started.

Volunteering in your region

You could help your region to support members and students, in a variety of ways as a regional volunteer. We need the help of willing volunteers and have a broad range of opportunities for any member or student who is interested in getting involved.