Public Sector Panel Background
The members of the Public Sector Network Panel have a vast variety of backgrounds and experience. Below is an outline of each Panel member and just a taster of what motivates them to input into the Panel. If you would like more information on how to become a Panel member or observer please contact Astrid Lovelace, firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 0595913.
Frances Carter, FCCA (Vice Chair)
Head of Grants Management, Directorate Support Division
Children Young People and Families Directorate, Department for Education
Noreen Dawes, FCCA
Group Leader for Accounting & Business Law
London Metropolitan Business School
Miranda Douce, FCCA (Chair)
Independant Consultant - Currently with the Home Office
Miranda has worked in the Public Sector since 1998. Miranda has been a member of the Public Sector Network Panel since 2006 and is now enjoying being the chair. Over the years she has benefited from events organised by various ACCA Networks and values the opportunity to be involved in keeping the work going.
Richard Harbord, FCCA
Independant Finance Consultant
Richard has been an active member of the Public Sector Network Panel for seven years. Richard regularly writes, on a voluntary basis for Public Eye, contributing articles on a variety of topics relevant to members. He spent 39 years in Local Government, working in 8 Local Authorities in London and the South East. He lectures and writes widely on Local Government issues. Mainly on Management and Finance but he also has worked extensively on Emergency Planning and Business Continutiy. In his new role as a Consultant he has worked for over 30 Local Authorities or Central Government Departments.
Karen Hopper, FCCA
HM Revenue & Customs
Ian Knowles, FCCA
Corporate Director, Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
Ian began his career in the private sector within the engineering and retail sectors moving into public sector in 1992. Ian has spent the last eight years working within Children's Services working initially within a single service NDPB and currently heading the Performanace and Business Support portfolio within Herfordshire County Council's Children, Schools and Families department. Ian has been a member of his local network panel in Sheffield and the Public Sector Network Panel since 2005.