The ACCA Global Forum for the Public Sector

The forum leads ACCA’s work in finance and accounting issues in the international public sector. It brings together senior figures from central and local government and other state institutions from all over the world. The forum’s agenda covers public financial management, budgeting,accounting, audit, governance and regulation.


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Anthony Harbinson

Anthony is a Director for the Northern Ireland Department of Justice. He is responsible for the resourcing, policy and legislative framework for policing and community safety within Northern Ireland.

Before this Anthony spent three years as the Departments' Director of Justice Delivery and prior to that he spent three years as Director of Resources for the Northern Ireland Office.

He also spent five years as a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions designing and implementing the new Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland and before joining the Civil Service he worked within the Northern Ireland Health Service.

ACCA Expert

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Alex Metcalfe

Alex is the head of public sector policy in the Professional Insights team at ACCA. He leads on developing thought leadership for the public sector and represents ACCA at a variety of events and senior forums.

He has worked across central, provincial and local government in the UK and Canadian civil service, including as a senior economist - specialising in tax policy - at the Ontario Ministry of Finance. He has published material across a breadth of public sector topics, including: infrastructure finance and delivery, employment law, fiscal policy, immigration and skills, and adult social care.

Alex is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). He studied at Oxford, Cambridge and Queen's universities.