By Vivienne Russell | 2 May 2013
Grant Thornton partner Sarah Howard has come top in the CIPFA council elections for 2013/14 with 1,118 votes.
The results of the poll, which covered 11 seats, were announced this afternoon.
Howard, who is head of public sector assurance at Grant Thornton, was re-elected as the council’s representative for the statutory external audit sector. She was first elected to council in the 2011 elections.
She was closely followed by Carolyn Williamson, who gained 1,106 votes, and Jayne Stephenson with 1,030 votes. Both are new to the council and will represent the local government sector.
Williamson is director of corporate resources at Hampshire County Council and chief finance officer to Hampshire & the Isle of Wight’s police commissioner. Stephenson is head of partnerships, performance and community safety at Trafford Borough Council.
The other three council members chosen to represent local government this year are: Andrew Burns of Staffordshire County Council; Suzanne Jones of the City of London Corporation; and Paul Dransfield of Birmingham City Council.
Bill Shields of Imperial College Healthcare Trust topped the health poll, winning 741 votes.
Christina Earls of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Angela Brown of Angela Brown Associates, Anna Klonowski of AKA Ltd and Nigel Hiller of South Yorkshire Police were elected as representatives from the ‘other employment’ category. All are already on the council, except Klonowski, who is returning after a period of absence.