Steve Freer

Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)

A champion of both academic and professional education, Mr. Steve Freer is the Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA), a member of the Board of the Centre for Public Scrutiny and the Local Government Leadership Centre. He is also a Technical Adviser to the Board of the International Federation of Accountants. Before joining CIPFA as Chief Executive, Steve was Chairman of the Education and Training Committee, and has also held senior finance positions with three large local authorities including consulting for Coopers & Lybrand (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers).