Business Leaders Lecture: Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive, CIPFA.

The fiscal challenges for the next Parliament

Date: Wednesday 29 April 2015


Rob Whiteman is Chief Executive of CIPFA.

An accountant by profession, he has previously held chief executive positions at the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) and the UK Border Agency.

Mr Whiteman was appointed Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency in September 2011, responsible for border and immigration operations and operational policy with 25,000 staff and £1.8 billion budget which included the overseas visa network.

At the IDeA he led local government's response to the government's agenda for greater self-regulation and improvement. Working across Whitehall he supported policy discussions between the new coalition government and local government.

Mr Whiteman is a well-known commentator and writer on public service reform and modernisation across the public sector.

Ian McCafferty, Monetary Policy Committee Member, Bank of England