CIPFA Public Finance Live Cymru (Wales) 2022

17 November, Radisson Blu, Cardiff

09.45: Welcome to the Public Finance Live 2022


  • Julie Masci, President of CIPFA Cymru (Wales)
  • Jayne Owen, CIPFA President

10.00: Keynote Address

An overview of the current challenges facing the public sector in Wales and the implications this has for public sector leaders.

Speaker: Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy, Welsh Government

10.30: The Future of Public Sector Audit in Wales

The combination of the Covid pandemic and its impact on NHS waiting times; rising inflation, economic uncertainty and high levels of poverty; and the urgent need to invest to tackle decarbonisation commitments; when set against vast sums of public money being lost as a result of fraud, represent a highly complex set of challenges for government and public services in Wales and across the UK. Join this session to hear the Auditor General for Wales talk about some of the work Audit Wales is doing in these areas and what these huge challenges mean for the future of public sector audit in Wales. 

Speaker: Adrian Crompton, Auditor General, Wales Audit Office

11.00: Refreshments and Exhibition

11.30: Session Future Generations Commissioner

Sophie will provide an update on the work being undertaken by Future Generations Commission.

Speaker: Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner

12.00: Sponsored Workshops

Rising to the Challenge: Global to Local.

What are the key trends and emerging risks shaping the future of the public sector? Alix will consider latest thinking on global risk trends from the Global Risks Report 2022 and how they are manifesting in the public sector in Wales now and into the future. Alix will then explore key themes from Zurich Municipal’s whitepaper, Rising to the challenge: The future of the public and voluntary sector and the research findings behind it and what they mean for public sector risk management and risk managers.

Speaker: Alix Bedford, Risk & Proposition Manager, Zurich Municipal 

Transforming Council Performance and Governance. 

At this session we will be considering current challenges, discussing status quo bias and the back office challenge.

Speaker: Ian Owen, FCPFA, Industry Director Public Sector, TechnologyOne

12.45: Lunch and Exhibition

13.40: COVID and Me

During the Covid Pandemic, Michael was appointed interim Chief Exec of Public Health England. Michael's session will focus on his reflections on dealing with the pandemic response. He will also cover the importance of what he does, why he does what he does, and the important role we all play in working in the public sector. 

Speaker: Michael Brodie, Chief Executive, NHS Business Services Authority

14.10: CIPFA Update

Rob will provide an update on CIPFA and provide his personal reflections on current news topics.

Speaker: Rob Whiteman CBE, CEO, CIPFA

14.40: Workshops

Are You Fully Prepared to Tackle Fraud and Corruption? 

This session will discuss what public sector organisations must consider to reduce fraud and corruption  

Speaker: Marc McAuley, Senior Counter Fraud Consultant, CIPFA

CIPFA in the Sustainability Space.

Sustainability reporting is key to drive change and positive impact. Join us to discuss the challenges facing Welsh Authorities, specifically in terms of reporting on climate change parameters

Speaker: TBC

15.25: Refreshments and Exhibition

15.55: Foundational Economy Cymru

Andy will reflect on the Welsh Government’s approach to the foundational economy and the work he’s been involved in to improve the impact that the NHS & Social Care in Wales has on Wales as a whole. He will also share his experience of the pivotal role that finance colleagues play in evidencing decisions that generate more social value.

Speaker: Andrew Lloyd Williams, Senior Finance Business Partner, Climate Change and Rural Affairs group, Welsh Government

16.25: Closing address

Professor McAllister will discuss her new appointment as co-chair of the Independent Commission on the Constitutional Future of Wales will also discuss her more wider interests around her love and interest in sport and particularly all things football

Speaker: Laura McAlister, Professor, Wales Governance Centre

17.00: Close of Conference

Speaker: Julie Masci, President of CIPFA Cymru (Wales)