• Claire Jenkins FCCA

    I am a Forensic Accountant within the Public Sector. I got involved within the panel as I am proud to be an ACCA qualified accountant and wanted to feed into the future of my profession. 

    Joining the panel, of which I am now Chairman, has enabled me to be a part of shaping the profession going forward and ensuring that we remain relevant and current for those members who work in the Public Sector as a whole. It also enables me to meet fellow Public Sector accountants and other ACCA members who are panel members, including members across the globe.

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  • Vice Chair

  • Chibuzo Okpala, FCCA

    I started off observing at the Public Sector Panel meetings for many years, and then joined the Panel in 2016. I joined to contribute to ACCA’s impact on the Public sector, and in particular the not-for-profit part. Having worked in the charitable sector, I help the ACCA develop further ideas, strategies and knowledge base which will enhance the skills and professionalism of ACCA members in the public sector, and the not-for-profit part of the corporate sector.

    The involvement with the Panel has definitely improved my insight and belief in the impact ACCA can have on the professional accountancy sector.

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  • Panel members

  • Angela Ireland, FCCA

    Angela is currently on her second term as a panel member for the public sector and represents members working in higher education.

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  • Lucy Lee, FCCA

    I work in the Public Sector for the Civil Service.  I became involved in the panels as I wanted to help shape the future of ACCA for its members.  Being on two panels and chair of the West Midlands panel is challenging but gives me a broader network and involvement in topics that are focussed on the industry and region I work in. 

    ACCA is a forward thinking organisation always striving for to be the best for its members, and  I am grateful for the opportunities I have through my involvement.

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  • Anna Mylvaganam, ACCA

    As an Accountant it is a prestige to be a member of the ACCA and its Public Sector Network Panel. Anna joined the Public Sector Network Panel, with an aim to actively contribute / Share whatever knowledge and expertise she is having, to take the profession to the next level and to serve the community at large. She believes that by taking part in the activities of the panel can create a meaningful professional relationship between the members of the ACCA, which is vital to professional development.

  • Bandhu P. Das, ACCA

    I am currently Head of Data Strategy and Insight for the Government Finance Function at Her Majesty’s Treasury. I have worked in all areas of public finance from financial control and business partnering to treasury and cash management. I have joined the panel to engage with fellow practitioners in public sector. Being a panel member is a hugely satisfying experience.

    I am contributing to ACCA’s policy on matters in public sector, thought leadership events, and have a great network of colleagues and friends from across the accountancy profession to bounce ideas off.

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  • Clare Togneri, FCCA

    I have worked in the not for profit sector for several years, contributing to an area that helps the more vulnerable in society live independently and build communities.  I was keen to be involved in the panel as I wanted to be more involved with my professional body.  I want to help shape what ACCA provide for people in the public sector but also be part of a collective that helps ACCA highlight a brilliant qualification, become more prevalent in the sector and be the qualification of choice. 

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  • Edith Yembra, FCCA

    Edith is Director of Finance & IT at North London YMCA, FCCA and holds ACCA Diploma in Internal Financial Reporting Standards.  She holds an MSc in charity accounting and financial management, from London South Bank University. Edith is passionate about contributing to the Public and Central London network panels and believes her involvement with ACCA in determining the direction of the networks are pivotal. She will bring a diverse skillset to the panels. Edith has extensive experience in the charity sector.  Her goal is to give something back to the next generation of accountants

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  • ACCA sector networks manager

  • Astrid Lovelace

    Astrid is the ACCA sector manager for the Public sector network and can be contacted using the details provided


    Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7059 5913

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