This virtual one-day conference will bring together high-profile partners and speakers to discuss a wide range of issues within public sector finance. The conference is aimed at ACCA members, affiliates and students and is open to non-members.

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08:00 - 08:30 Welcome keynote speeches: “The role of the public sector finance professional in the COVID-19 recovery”

Helen Brand, ACCA Chief Executive 

Mark Millar FCCA, ACCA President 

Alan Johnson, IFAC President 

09:00 - 10:00 Launch of “New models of public procurement” report, followed by a panel discussion.

Alex Metcalfe, ACCA Global Head of Public Sector and Rachel Bleetman ACCA Policy and Research Manager (Public Sector)

Dr. T.V Somanathan, Secretary Expenditure at the Ministry of Finance, India

Hon. Felix Mutati, Former Minister of Works and Supply and Former Minister of Finance, Zambia

Moazam A. Shah, CFO Aspen Medical, Australia

10:00 - 11:00


Health financing during a pandemic


Sharath Martin, Policy Consultant, ACCA

Prof Alan Brace, Head of NHS Finance & Dr Sally Lewis, Lead for Value Based Healthcare for NHS Wales

Bogolo J. Kenewendo, Former Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry of Botswana

Simon Currie, Director of Financial Planning & Delivery at NHS England

Patrick Osewe, Chief of the Health Sector Group, Asian Development Bank

11:00 - 12:00 Building a digitally enabled finance function

Clive Webb, ACCA Senior Subject Manager- Business Management (Chair) 

Vicky Rock, Director of Public Spending HM Treasury and Deputy Head of the UK Government Finance Function

Bandhu Das ACCA – HM Treasury - Head of Data Strategy and Insight

Helena Clennell – PwC – Partner, Finance Function and Enabling Functions transformation

12:00 - 13:00 Combating corruption in the digital provision of public services

Anthony Harbinson FCCA Director, Safer Communities, Department of Justice Northern Ireland (Chair)

Mr. Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury, Controller Auditor General, Bangladesh

Claire Jenkins FCCA, Forensic Account Companies House

Julio Bacio Terracino, Head of Division, Public Sector Integrity, Public Governance OECD

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break  
14:00 - 15:00 Good practice in financial management and implementing international standards

Maggie McGhee, ACCA Executive Director, Governance (Chair)

Mr. Syed Muhammad Ammar Naqvi, Deputy Auditor General, Pakistan

Lynn Pamment, Chair of the Financial Reporting Advisory Board

Ross Smith, Programme and Technical Director, IPSAS Board

15:00 - 16:00 Supreme Audit Institutions and the Sustainable Development Goals

Jimmy Greer, ACCA Head of Sustainability - Professional Insights (Chair)

Fraser McKinlay, Audit Scotland Director of Performance Audit and Best Value and Controller of Audit

Tytti Yli-Viikari - Auditor General of National Audit Office of Finland

Julie Ngomba, Inspector General in the Supreme State of Audit Bench, Cameroon

Mr. Naiem Haqmal FCCA Auditor General, Afghanistan

16:00 - 17:00 Developing a future-ready finance function

Zarif Ludin, Head of Market Partnerships (Chair)

Srinivas Gurazada, Head of PEFA Secretariat, World Bank

Alta Prinsloo, CEO, PAFA

Rebecca Richards, Director NHS Wales Finance Academy

David Henderson, ACCA Senior Qualifications Development Manager

17:00 - 17:30 Closing keynote speaker Grant Robertson, NZ Deputy Prime Minister on the NZ wellbeing budget

Lucia Real Martin, Executive Director, ACCA
17:30 - 18:00 Final remarks and audience interactions

Mark Millar FCCA, ACCA President

Alex Metcalfe, ACCA Global Head of Public Sector