CIPFA CFO Leadership Academy


Event summary

The aim of the CIPFA CFO Leadership Academy is to develop the personal impact skills of those who are in or aspire to be in senior finance roles in the public services.

The programme is made up of a mixture of informative and practical input from leading thinkers and practising finance professionals together with a core programme of action learning meetings that will give serving and aspiring chief financial officers practical exposure to the latest thinking on leadership and personal impact.


05 Sep 2019 09:00
21 Feb 2020 17:00


TBA London
Greater London

Standard price

£2,500.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Thanks to bursaries from the Local Government Association, delegates from local authorities in England are eligible for a 50% discount on the price of the CIPFA CFO Leadership Academy. The discount will be applied when invoices for the course fees are issued.

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Module dates

  • Workshop one: 05 September 2019

  • Action learning meeting one: *27 September  or 3 October 2019

  • Action learning meeting two: *17 or 18 October 2019 

  • Workshop two: 08 November 2019

  • Action learning meeting three: *21 or 22 November 2019

  • Action learning meeting four: 08 or 09 January 2020

  • Action learning meeting five: 06 or 07 February 2020

  • Final workshop three: 21 February 2020

*Please note all of the above dates will take place at CIPFA, Mansell St, London apart from: 27 September 2019, 17 October 2019 and 21 November 2019.


  • Leadership
  • / Performance improvement and policy
  • / Professional development

Speaker - Brendan McCarron: CIPFA Training Director

Brendan McCaron

Brendan is CIPFA’s Training Director, tasked with designing and delivering a number of major CIPFA programmes. He leads CIPFA’s CFO Leadership Academy in the UK and for the Government of Canada. He is also heavily involved in CIPFA’s finance business partnering work and in change management assignments in the UK and in Europe. He can be contacted on E:, T:07810 547 226.