Head of CIPFA Scotland

Don is a qualified accountant and is the Head of CIPFA Scotland based at the Institute’s Scottish HQ in Edinburgh.

Don’s background is local authority finance, having trained initially at a Scottish local authority. He also worked for Audit Scotland prior to joining CIPFA in 2002 as Policy & Technical Officer becoming Policy & Technical Manager in 2004 before becoming Head of CIPFA Scotland in November 2013. Don has previously led on CIPFA’s work on local taxation.

In April 2014 Don also became CIPFA’s Head of Devolved Government. Don led on the Institute’s work on the Scottish referendum and has been appointed as the budget adviser to the Welsh Assembly’s Finance Committee for the 2015/16 budget process.