CIPFA chief Steve Freer to step down

by Kevin Reed

More from this author

01 Oct 2012

  • Comments

LONG-SERVING CIPFA chief executive Steve Freer is to step down.

Freer has served as the institute's chief executive for more than 12 years. He will leave CIPFA during the next 12 months.

"It is a tough decision for me to take. It's a brilliant job and a great organisation. I really have enjoyed every moment," said Freer.

"CIPFA and its members make such an important contribution to the public services, never more so than in the current climate of austerity. In my view, our members are handling some of the most challenging roles in the profession, and doing so with amazing skill.

"But I think it is time for me to hand over the reins to a successor who I am sure will bring fresh ideas to drive our agenda forward."

Freer sits at number 28 in Accountancy Age's 2012 Financial Power List, in part due to CIPFA's "Fixing our Foundations" launch to deliver strong outcomes to public financial management.

Sir Tony Redmond, CIPFA president, said: "I am sure members will join me in expressing their deep appreciation to Steve for his tremendous contribution to the Institute and its affairs over the past twelve years as chief executive.

"He has been the driving force and a major influence behind many of CIPFA's very considerable achievements during his tenure. On behalf of the Institute I would like to express my sincere gratitude for his exceptional work, delivered tirelessly, in public finance and accountancy and wish him well in whatever he chooses to do next."

Details on the process for appointing Freer's successor will be available in "due course", CIPFA added.

Visitor comments

blog comments powered by Disqus

Add your comment

We won't publish your address

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms & Conditions

Your comment will be moderated before publication

  • Send

Charterhouse Accountants

Finance Officer

Charterhouse Accountants, Beaconsfield, Permanent, Full Time, £ Competitive




Get the latest financial news sent directly to your inbox

  • Best Practice
  • Business
  • Daily Newsletter
  • Essentials


Search for jobs
Click to search our database of all the latest accountancy roles

Create a profile
Click to set up your profile and let the best recruiters find you

Jobs by email
Sign up to receive regular updates with the latest roles suitable for you



Why budgeting fails: One management system is not enough

If budgeting is to have any value at all, it needs a radical overhaul. In today's dynamic marketplace, budgeting can no longer serve as a company's only management system; it must integrate with and support dedicated strategy management systems, process improvement systems, and the like. In this paper, Professor Peter Horvath and Dr Ralf Sauter present what's wrong with the current approach to budgeting and how to fix it.


iXBRL: Taking stock. Looking forward

In this white paper CCH provide checklists to help accountants and finance professionals both in practice and in business examine these issues and make plans. Also includes a case study of a large commercial organisation working through the first year of mandatory iXBRL filing.