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Mark Williams CPFA FCA

Advisor - CIPFA

Mark recently joined CIPFA as an advisor/trainer.  The three parts to his role are: to deliver CIPFA advisory engagements including in relation to financial management, commercial skills and property/infrastructure for our clients; to support CIPFA’s policy and technical team in developing insights including on commercial and financing models, net zero and levelling up; and to deliver training including HMT’s better business case (decision-making) course.

Mark’s background is as a public services auditor, advisory and consultant.  He set and led the Government finance and accounting team for one of the Big4, and in parallel was the sponsoring partner for their public services learning programme, and then led on property/infrastructure for a global consultancy.  Mark is an accountant, but over the years has developed commercial, projects and property/infrastructure experience.

Mark has worked on numerous net zero programmes and projects, including the Mayor of London’s energy efficiency programmes and led on a programme level business case for Glasgow City Region on the retrofit of 1m homes across the region.  Mark has worked in Cabinet Office’s commercial models team and with the Business Services Association, who represent the outsourcing industry.