Mr Bilsland, the chamberlain of the City of London and former Somerset CC corporate director of resources, has been a member of the panel since its inception in 2003.
Mr Bilsland said:
'The panel is the one place in CIPFA which provides a forum to solely address the key developments and current issues specifically affecting the world of local government. I very much welcome the opportunity to help lead on what is a very busy agenda indeed.'
The panel's UK-wide membership includes representatives from government and devolved administrations, the local government associations and audit and regulatory bodies. Its work ranges from informing on and responding to government proposals through to the formulation of best practice, standards and guidance, for CIPFA members working in local government.
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