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ACCA appoints new global head of public sector

ACCA has announced that Alex Metcalfe, head of public sector policy in its professional insights team, has now taken on a “wide-ranging role” within the association, assuming the position of global head of public sector. 

In his new role, Metcalfe will lead ACCA’s public sector strategy, whilst continuing to oversee its public sector research and thought leadership.

He will also work to build and maintain ACCA’s key contacts in the public sector, including policymakers within government and international organisations. 

In addition, Metcalfe will assume responsibility for ACCA’s tenth annual public sector conference, which is set to be held on 4 December 2020.

Stephen Shields, market director – partnerships and recognition, said: “Alex brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, which unifies ACCA’s public sector work to inform policy, create insightful research, build and sustain stakeholder engagement, and work with ACCA members who advocate for the public sector. 


“All these activities are interrelated, and so with Alex in place, we have the expert to bring it all together to create a consistent approach.”

Metcalfe added: “An efficient and effective public sector is fundamental to a thriving society.

“I am eager to work with ACCA’s network of public sector organisations, as well as our 67,000 members and students working in the public sector, to share good practices and insights in public financial management and to work together in the public interest.”

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