Speaker : Duncan Whitfield


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Duncan is the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance at the London Borough of Southwark, one of the largest of London’s Councils. He is a past President of both the Society of London Treasurers the Society of Municipal Treasurers and is currently the Chair of London Financial Advisory Committee and the President of the Association of Local Authorities Treasurers Society. He is a qualified CIPFA accountant who has worked in local government in London since 1980 following a short spell in the private sector. He is also currently the s151 representative on the LGPS Advisory Board.

He has extensive experience of managing the finances of large London authorities. He has worked with the private sector on significant partnering arrangements for contracts, regeneration and housing developments and in sourcing.