CIPFA at the LGA Conference 2019


Event summary

Join our panel debate:

‘Walking the line: how do we deliver quality services and financial resilience?’

Just this month BBC coverage has highlighted the crisis confronting local authorities, some of whom are at risk of running out of reserves within the next four years as the sector struggles to maintain key services.

How do leaders balance financial resilience with statutory obligation and service quality? How do they engender public trust?

Heather Jameson, editor of the MJ, will chair a debate involving CIPFA CEO Rob Whiteman, Joanna Killian, Chief Executive of Surrey County Council, Rokhsana Fiaz OBE and Mayor of Newham discussing what future innovative service provision could look like.

Listen to the experts and have your say.

Free to attend - email to let us know you plan to attend this key fringe event at LGA Conference.


03 July 2019
Starts: 08:00
Ends: 09:15


The Bournemouth
Highcliff Marriott Hotel
105 St Michael's Road
[See map]

Standard price


About this event

Learn how finance professionals and councillors can achieve good outcomes and hear about the best practice and service innovation already taking place. Venue: The Bournemouth, Highcliff Marriott Hotel, 105 St Michael's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5DU.

Let us know you are coming

Email us to tell us you plan to attend this breakfast fringe event at LGA Conference and to help us manage catering.

The panellists

High profile local government figures will join CIPFA's CEO Rob Whiteman to address the fundamental questions of funding, service delivery, trust and good governance: chair Heather Jameson, editor of the MJ, Joanna Killian, Chief Executive of Surrey County Council and Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of Newham.

The venue and how to get there

CIPFA’s fringe event will take place at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, 105 St Michael's Rd, Bournemouth BH2 5DU – just a five minute walk from the Bournemouth International Centre where the LGA Conference is being held. Click here to view the route.

CIPFA at LGA Conference 2019

This event is a free fringe event on the morning of 3 July, the second day of the LGA Conference 2019 in Bournemouth. CIPFA will we be exhibiting at the conference – come and meet our team on stand T10 – we’re by the catering and seating section.

CIPFA @ LGA 2019

Speaker - Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA

Rob Whiteman

Rob Whiteman has been CEO since September 2013. Before joining the Institute, he was a senior civil servant who worked as the chief executive of the UK Border Agency and had previously led the Improvement and Development Agency. Prior to this he was CEO of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and director of resources at the London Borough of Lewisham.

Speaker - Joanna Killian

Joanna Killian

Joanna joined Surrey County Council as Chief Executive in March 2018. Prior to this, Joanna worked at KPMG, where she led relationships with local and regional government, advising clients on how they could transform their organisations and work more innovatively. Joanna has more than 30 years’ experience in the public sector, including a nine-year spell as CEO of Essex County Council, and has deep experience in delivering transformational change, cost reduction and service improvement.

Speaker - Heather Jameson

Heather Jameson

Heather joined The MJ in 1999 as news editor and rose to her current post of editor of both the magazine and the website, Prior to The MJ, she was editor of a monthly local government magazine.

She is a regular speaker at both local government events and The MJ’s own events, including The MJ Future Forum, The Future Forum North and The MJ Achievement Awards.

Heather was a member of the Councillors’ Commission, chaired by Professor Colin Copus of De Montfort University, and a passionate advocate of local government.

Speaker - Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz, OBE

Rokshana Fiaz

Rokhsana Fiaz OBE was elected as the Mayor of Newham in May 2018. Prior to this, she was a councillor for Custom House Ward from 2014, and the CEO of an international UNESCO supported charity promoting interfaith and global citizenship across the world. She has delivered large-scale projects for local authorities, the European Commission and the Council of Europe, and in 2009 was honoured with the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to Black and Minority Communities in the UK