Audit Commission man named CIPFA president
Mike Barnes, head of technical development at the Audit Commission, has succeeded Hilary Daniels as the new president of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy.
Barnes has been a CIPFA member since 1973 and served on the Council since 1992, most recently as vice president – his appointment was made at the institute’s AGM in Brighton yesterday.
He has also served on a number of high-profile committees including being a member of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board to HM Treasury and the Accounting Standard Board’s Public Sector Committee.
He was also a member of the Financial Reporting Council from 1998 to June 2004.
Taking over as CIPFA president, Mike Barnes said: ‘I am proud and privileged to be elected president of CIPFA. It is a great honour, and I will do my very best to act both as ambassador for the institute and as a champion of its work.’