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On Wednesday 10 June a new Public Management and Policy Association will be launched by CIPFA. The aim of this new ...
On Wednesday 10 June a new Public Management and Policy Association will be launched by CIPFA. The aim of this new association is to bring together managers and policy-makers across the public services - focusing on the big issues affecting the public services which do not fit neatly within the boundaries of specific sectors or programmes.

Established by CIPFA, with the support of a network of professional bodies, it will serve as a much-needed forum for discussion of public policy and management issues, providing an independent and impartial forum for dialogue.

The PMPA is governed by a policy board, chaired by Michael Bichard, permanent secretary at the department for education and employment; vice chair is Karen Caines, director of the Institute of Health Service Management. Board members include representatives of associated bodies, academics and practising public sector managers. The management of day-to-day matters will be overseen by an executive committee chaired by Mike Fogden, formerly chief executive of the Employment Service.

The launch will take place at a lunchtime reception on Wednesday 10 June, 1-3pm at CIPFA Headquarters, 3 Robert Street, London, WC2 6BH. Please return the enclosed fax back form.

The Public Management and Policy Association is supported by a network of professional bodies including: the Association of First Division Civil Servants (FDA), the Institute of Health Service Management, SOLACE, the Association of University Administrators, the Civil Service College, the British Accounting Association's Public Services Special Interest Group, the Chief and Assistant Chief Fire Officers Association, the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals, the National Directorate of Police Training, the Strategic Planning Society's Public Management Forum and the Public Administration Committee of the Joint University Council.

Further details of membership can be obtained from the Membership Department, PMPA, 3 Robert Street, London WC2N 6BH Tel: 0171 543 5600.

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