Andrew Burns

Carden Park, Cheshire | 27 - 28 February 2020

Industry expert

 Andrew Burns

Andrew Burns

CIPFA , Associate Director

Andrew is a former President of the Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), having served as President in 2017/18. The Institute has over 14,000 members who work throughout the public services, in national audit agencies, in major accountancy firms and in other public bodies where public money needs to be effectively and efficiently managed. As the President he visited a number of countries encouraging sound public financial management. He was also a former Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB).

Until December 2018, he was Director of Finance and Resources for Staffordshire County Council (SCC) with strategic responsibility for Finance, IT, Digital, Property, Commercial and Customer Services and was Treasurer of the Staffordshire Pension Fund. Andrew led the financial transformation programme that delivered £200m savings and significant service improvement in Staffordshire.

For his CCAB role Andrew took leadership of the group representing the main UK accountancy bodies, which has a combined membership of over 380,000 professional accountants worldwide.

Andrew has taken up the role as Associate Director at CIPFA, where his key role is to further develop strong links between CIPFA and local government treasurers' societies and the sector more generally. He is also a trustee of the Centre for Public Scrutiny (CfPS) which is the leading national organisation promoting and supporting excellence in governance and scrutiny across public services.

Andrew has an MBA from Aston Business School and is also a former President of the Society of County Treasurers.



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