Information on the speakers presenting at CIPFA Public Finance Live Northern Ireland 2024.

Carol Culley OBE CPFA, Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer, Manchester City Council

Carol is the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer at Manchester City Council. She is the Council’s Section 151 Officer and has responsibility for Finance and Procurement, Commercial Governance, Revenues and Benefits and Customer, Internal Audit, HROD, ICT and Capital Programme Delivery. Carol leads Manchester’s transformation programme and the Zero Carbon Action Plan, whilst also serving as the Senior Responsible Officer for Factory International and Our Town Hall projects.  Her previous roles in Manchester include Assistant Chief Executive for Finance and Performance, and Assistant Director of Finance and Commissioning for Social Services.  Carol has a wealth of experience in financial management, governance and assurance and fulfilling trustee roles.  She is CIPFA qualified, has a diploma in management and is a member of the CIPFA Council. Carol was recently appointed as chair of the CIPFA Public Financial Management Board and is CIPFA Junior Vice President. In her spare time, she is an avid Southampton fan and season ticket holder. Carol also enjoys running and walking in the Peak District.

Steve Mungavin, Chair of CIPFA Northern Ireland branch

Steve has over 30 years' experience working in and with public bodies throughout the UK, Ireland and overseas. He is a well-known lecturer, consultant and trainer in leadership, strategy and corporate governance at a variety of levels including political, Chair, Board, CEO and senior executive, and trainee.