22 November, Cardiff Marriott

CIPFA Public Finance Live Cymru (Wales) 2023

09.00 Registration and Refreshments

Location: Bute Suite

09.55 Welcome to the CIPFA conference


Dewi Morgan, CIPFA CYMRU Wales President 

Andrea Byrne, Conference Host 

Location: Cardiff Suite

10.10 Keynote Address

Speaker: Rebecca Evans MS, Minister for Finance and Local Government

Location: Cardiff Suite

10.30 Audit Wales

Speaker: Adrian Crompton, Auditor General for Wales

Location: Cardiff Suite

11.00 Refreshments and Exhibition

Location: Bute Suite

11.30 Digitalisation within the Public Sector

Speaker: Anton Roe, Chief Executive Officer, MHR International

Location: Cardiff Suite

12.00 Workshops sessions

Good Governance - Performance or Reality?

Speaker: Diana Melville, Governance Advisor CIPFA

Location: Aneurin Bevan Suite


Towards a Nature Positive Economy for Wales

Speaker: Tabea Wilkes, Nature Policy Officer, RSPB Cymru

Location: Cardiff Suite


Want to Know What your Institute is Thinking

Speaker: Joanne Pitt, Senior Policy Manager, CIPFA

Location: Afon Taff Suite

12.40 Lunch & Exhibition

Location: Bute Suite

12.40 Lunch drop in session, CIPFA Update


Iain Murray, Director of Public Financial Management, CIPFA 

Gareth Moss, Finance Director, CIPFA

Location: Aneurin Bevan Suite

13.40 Organisational Gender Pay Gaps in the UK: What Happened Post-transparency?

Speaker: Professor Melanie Jones. Professor of Economics, Cardiff Business School 

Location: Cardiff Suite

14.15 Workshops sessions

Are LATCo’s the Answer in a Post-outsourcing World?

Speaker: Geoff Tucker, Group Business, Development Director, Norse Group 

Location: Aneurin Bevan Suite


Understanding Cyber Risk Quantification

Speaker: Arunava Banerjee CISM, Cyber Risk Consulting Lead, Zurich Municipal

Location: Glamorgan Suite


Achieving Excellence in Welsh Public Financial Management



Ian Owen, Local Government, Industry Director, TechnologyOne 

Graham Oliver, Director, MOORE, Optima

Ian Allwood, Head of Finance at Cardiff County Council

Rebecca Nelson, Director of Finance at Arts Council of Wales (Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru)

Location: Afon Taff Suite

15.00 Refreshment & Exhibition

Location: Bute Suite

15.20 Evolving Public Procurement Legislation in Wales

Speaker: Carl Thomas, Welsh Government

Location: Cardiff Suite

15.50 Wales Transition Lab - Reconnecting Food, Health and Nature for the Wellbeing of Future Generations

Speaker: Jyoti Banerjee, CEO and Co-founder North Star Transition  

Location: Cardiff Suite

16.25 Navigating Neurodiversity in a Neurotypical World

Speaker: Dr James Brown, Biomedical Scientist and Science Communicator 

Location: Cardiff Suite

17.00 Close of Conference

Speaker: Dewi Morgan President of CIPFA Cymru (Wales)

Location: Cardiff Suite