Metcalfe, Head of Public
Sector Policy, ACCA
Alexander Metcalfe 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 range of events and senior forums.
Alex has previous experience in the UK and
Canadian public service, including working as a Senior Economist -
specializing in tax policy - at the Ontario Ministry of Finance. He
has frequently given evidence to committees and ministerial
roundtables and was a member of the Home Office Employers'
Representative Group on EU Exit. His published research includes
work on the talent management in the public sector, immigration and
skills, social mobility and government policy, as well as economic
analysis on the cumulative cost of government policy on small
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.
Head of Whole Government Accounts,
HM Treasury (UK Public Sector)
Kevin Pertaub is the head of Whole of Government
Accounts. Whole of Government Accounts (WGA) is one of the largest
and most complicated public accounts in the world, providing a full
IFRS compliant set of accounts for the UK public sector. Kevin
trained at the National Audit Office (NAO), where he spent eight
years, including one year leading the audit of WGA in
Sanderson, FCCA, Executive
Director of Industry and Government Services - New South Wales
Karen Sanderson is the
Executive Director of Industry and Government Services at New South
Wales (NSW) Treasury, where she provides advice to support the NSW
Government in its financial management decision making across a
diverse range of activities, (e.g. agriculture, skills, trade and
investment, government property and tourism).
Karen joined the NSW Treasury from the UK Treasury as Executive
Director, Fiscal Estimates and Financial Reporting in November
2013. Karen was responsible for financial reporting across NSW,
including the production of the Total State Sector Accounts,
accounting policy settings and financial management frameworks.
Karen also had responsibility for managing whole of state financial
assets and liabilities including cash and borrowings. During this
period Karen also led the implementation of NSW's new finance
system, through the 2017-18 Budget, as part of its program of
financial management transformation.
Karen spent five years at the UK Treasury, producing the first
Whole of Government Accounts for the UK Government. Karen has
worked in a range of finance-based roles in both the public and
private sectors. This has included leadership roles in financial
reporting, budget management and financial reform.
Karen is a member of the International Public Sector Accounting
Standards Board's Consultative Advisory Group.