Joanne Pitt is an experienced local government adviser with 25 years of public sector Knowledge.
She was responsible for the delivery of the CIPFA Financial Management Code along with its supportive guidance and is an advocate of strong financial management and good governance. Her most recent publication covers the governance of council owned Companies. She has written widely on topics such as government funding, housing, and financial sustainability and as a key part of CIPFA’s policy team Joanne has represented the Institute on the BBC, local and national radio and is regularly quoted in the press.
Through her work with CFOs across the country she supports local government improvement and reform using data analysis and strong evidence-based insight, always focused on improving financial resilience.
Prior to joining the policy team Joanne held a variety of roles within the Institute through which she has gained experience in contract negotiations, client engagement, fraud and anticorruption, business planning and the delivery of bespoke consultancy projects. All these skills build on her management experience in local government.
Joanne completed a degree at Leeds University before finishing a postgraduate qualification in housing at the University of Westminster. Additional qualifications include shared service architect practitioner, EFQM, CIPFA NED certification and a Level 7 Post graduate diploma in Corporate Governance.
CIPFA are a funder of the Future Public Services Taskforce.