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Rob Whiteman

CBE, Chief Executive


Rob Whiteman

Rob Whiteman is the Chief Executive of CIPFA, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. CIPFA is the only professional accountancy body in the world exclusively dedicated to public finance, working with donors, partner governments, accountancy bodies and the public sector to advance public finance and support better public services.

Rob was previously a senior civil servant in the Home Office as the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency responsible for border security and immigration. Before that he worked as the Managing Director of the Improvement & Development Agency (IDeA), Chief Executive of the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham and Director of Resources at the London Borough of Lewisham.

He was appointed as Chair of University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust in July 2022.

Rob is a well-known international speaker and commentator on public financial management and good governance. He was awarded a CBE for services to public sector financial management in the 2020 New Year Honours list.

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