New president for public finance institute
Deputy auditor general for Scotland appointed
The Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountants has appointed Caroline
Gardner, deputy auditor general and controller for Audit Scotland, as its new
She takes over from Diane Colley. John Butler has taken over from Gardner as
new vice president, while Chris Hurford will continue as treasurer.
In addition to her work at Audit Scotland, Gardner has also worked in the
Accounts Commission and the Audit Commission in England and Wales.
Speaking at CIPFA’s annual conference, Gardner said she was looking forward
to putting the institute’s new development strategy into action, ‘starting with
our focus on excellent financial management’.