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Mark Williams CPFA FCA, Senior Consultant/Advisor, CIPFA

Mark Williams CPFA FCA, Senior Consultant/Advisor, CIPFA

Mark joined CIPFA as an advisor/trainer in January 2022. 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, advisor and consultant. He set up 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. Then led on property/infrastructure for a consultancy. Mark is an accountant, but over the years has developed commercial, projects and property/infrastructure experience.

Mark has been involved in many energy efficiency / micro generation programmes and projects, for example he was the funding and finance advisor on the Mayor of London Retrofit Accelerator (formerly RE: FIT) programmes for almost a decade. As part of this work he has reviewed net zero strategies and property decarbonization / retrofit strategies for a number of authorities. Mark leads CIPFA regular Green Finance training events.

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