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Officers

Officers

Society officers conduct the affairs and direct the business of the Society. Members are elected to officer positions annually, although they may serve more than one annual term. Individuals holding the current officer posts are as follows:

 

President   John Betts
Head of Finance
Warwickshire County Council
     
Vice President   Gary Fielding
Corporate Director of Strategic Resources
North Yorkshire County Council
     
Honorary Secretary   Joanna Walker
Director of Strategic Finance
Gloucestershire County Council
     
Honorary Co-Secretary



Owen Mapley
Director of Resources
Hertfordshire County Council
   
Treasurer
Owen Mapley
Director of Resources
Hertfordshire County Council
     
Auditor   Richard Bates 
Chief Financial Officer
Dorset County Council
     
Dinner Secretary  

Julian Neilson
Head of Finance
East Riding of Yorkshire Council 

Leading Authorities

In addition to elected officers, the Society has a number of lead authority advisors. These members act in an advisory capacity to the Society in areas of specific policy interest. Lead authority advisors are self-nominated; the current leading authorities and their area of expertise are:


Lead Advisor

John Betts
Head of Finance
Warwickshire County Council

Finance and Transformation

John Betts
Head of Finance 
Warwickshire County Council

Margaret Lee
Executive Director for Corporate Services and Customer Operations
Essex County Council

Peter Moore
Exective Director of Finance and Public Protection
Lincolnshire County Council

Children's Services & Education

Chris Tambini
Head of Stategic Finance
Leicestershire County Council

Louise Aynsley
Head of Finance
Suffolk County Council

Health and Adult Social Care/Public Health

Joanna Walker
Director of Strategic Finance
Gloucestershire County Council

Richard Ambrose
Director of Assurance and Chief Finance Officer
Buckinghamshire County Council

Waste, Transport and Environment

Nigel Stephenson
Service Director of Finance, Procurement and Improvement
Nottinghamshire County Council

Pensions

Mark Wynn
Head of Finance
Cheshire West and Cheshire Council

Nigel Stephenson
Service Director of Finance, Procurement and Improvement
Nottinghamshire County Council

Growth

Lorna Baxter
Director of Finance
Oxfordshire County Council

Katharine Eberhart
Director of Finance, Performance and Procurement
West Sussex County Council

Mark Wynn
Head of Finance
Cheshire West and Chester Council

Fire

Owen Mapley
Director of Resources
Hertfordshire County Council

Simon George
Executive Director of Finance
Norfolk County Council

 

A more detailed list of further roles is available here.