2021 Judges

These awards will be a great opportunity to celebrate the people, the products, and the services that represent the very best in public financial management and governance excellence.

The sector has shown remarkable resolve and fierce determination, despite years of funding uncertainty and fiscal consolidation.

It is within the context of these challenges that we are launching the awards. This is a time to recognise the drive, creativity and commitment of those people who have been seeking solutions to these challenges. Those who offer inspiration to us all and whose work is transforming public services, delivering innovation, and safeguarding and strengthening public services across the UK.

This is an opportunity to share your successes and gain the recognition you, your team, and your business partners deserve.

We are keen to preside over a rigorous and robust judging process and we are especially looking forward to celebrating these achievements with you all during the virtual announcement.


Hannah Bartram, Chief Operating Officer, ADEPT

Andrew Burns, Associate Director Local Government, CIPFA

Tony Crawley, Chief Executive, PSAA

Pete Gillett, Executive Director of Commercial and Financial Services, Surrey and Sussex Police

Katie Goodall, Head of Planning, Performance and Finance Business Partnering, The British Library

Sarah Howard, Past President, CIPFA

Manj Kalar, Principal Consultant, Kalar Consulting

Abdool Kara, Executive Director, National Audit Office

Colin Marrs, Editor, Public Finance

Joan Munro, Director, Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project

Alston Owens, Senior Managing Consultant, Clarity Consulting Associates

Caroline Rassell, Director of Planning and Operations, Versus Arthritis

Michael Sunderland, Deputy Director Government Financial Reporting, HM Treasury

Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist, Institute for Government

Carolyn Wilkins, Chief Executive/Accountable Officer, Oldham Council/NHS Oldham CCG

Hamza Yusuf, Deputy Director, Corporate Centre, Legal Aid Agency

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