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.’
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