The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy’s (CIPFA) CEO Rob Whiteman has been awarded a CBE for services to public sector financial management.
Whiteman was appointed as CIPFA CEO in 2013 following a public sector career spanning both local and central government.
He began his career in local government in 1986 with the London Borough of Newham. By 2011, he had held roles including director of resources at the London Borough of Lewisham, and chief executive of the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
In 2011, Whiteman joined the Civil Service as chief executive of the UK Border Agency.
Whiteman said: “I am delighted and humbled to have been awarded this honour. However, I am even more proud to represent professionals working in public finance around the country.
“Our members are working every day across the entire gamut of the public sector to deliver vital services to every resident of the United Kingdom. Our society would not work without them, and I remain in awe of their passion and dedication to serving their communities.”
Sir Tony Redmond, CIPFA past president, added: “I wish to offer my most sincere congratulations to Rob Whiteman for his well-deserved CBE.
“Rob, like many CIPFA members, has dedicated his life to public service. It is the tireless advocacy of public servants like Rob that drives ambitious aspirations for the sector as a whole.”