CCTPA - the public sector hi-tech experts

Every penny saved for a public body is a penny that can be spent on society, on infrastructure, on schools and hospitals, on housing and roads.

Recognising the procurement challenges faced by the public sector, CIPFA and CPRAS have collaborated to create the CIPFA CPRAS Technology Procurement Association (CCTPA),the purpose of which is to help put public money to better use through the procurement of frontier technology solutions. At its heart is a belief that hi-tech has a key role to play in public sector transformation – albeit against the backdrop that both the market and the procurement pathways for these types of solutions are often very confusing.

To cut through this complexity and help public sector bodies tackle the challenges they face, CCTPA provides a secure procurement platform to enable organisations to safely and confidently procure frontier technology solutions, via framework agreements which CCTPA have negotiated with private sector organisations.

We also offer a bespoke procurement service to help public sector bodies develop their own frameworks, as well as an interactive thought leadership and events programme to aid the sharing and discovery of best practice.

Saving time, cost and risk - and the planet!

Committed to making a real difference to the world we live in, the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy(CIPFA) is a UK-based international accountancy membership and standard-setting body. It also offers a range of advisory services focused on the public sector. The only such body globally dedicated to public financial management, CIPFA believes that improving public services is the key to changing lives for the better and that good public financial management is central to achieving this ambition. CIPFA’s work helps ensure public money is raised and spent with the highest degree of openness.

CPRAS – the Cost and Procurement Advisory Service combines many years of working with public sector bodies to build bespoke procurement frameworks populated by pre-vetted and regulation-compliant suppliers, with a passion for technology and making the world a better, more sustainable place.

The CCTPA Leadership Team

Richard Hallewell, Chief Executive

Driven by a passionate belief that for every pound saved by the public sector is a pound that can be spent on service delivery, since 2015 Richard's career has focused on advising central and local government on the benefits of utilising hi-tech solutions to help solve the problems they face. With a particular focus on fintech, green tech and procurement, a particular career highlight for Richard is the creation of the Banking and Finance Procurement Framework which can help public sector bodies save up to 70% of payment processing costs.

In addition to his role with CCTPA, Richard also holds senior leadership roles within several global technology associations, including his role as the CEO at CPRAS.

Richard is a proud single-parent of four and a mediocre, but keen, pool and chess player.

Dan Worsley, Operations Director

Chief Operating Officer CIPFA

In addition to Dan’s role as Operations Director for CCTPA he is also the Chief Operating Officer at CIPFA, where his responsibilities include leading CIPFA’s advisory and consultancy services, as well as its internal business support services.

A strong advocate for public services, sound public financial management and value for money, Dan has over 15 years’ experience providing assurance and financial management services to the UK’s central government and the wider public sector. Dan began his career at PwC where he trained as a Certified Public Finance Accountant, leaving after eight years to join the Civil Service where he worked as a deputy finance director and a deputy change director before moving onto EY and then CIPFA.

Married to Katie, he spends his weekends wrestling their two young sons. Having recently moved to the coast, and a keen swimmer, Dan feels he no longer has an excuse not to get back in the sea!

Andrew Burns, Chairman

As Director of Finance and Resources for Staffordshire County Council until December 2018, Andrew had strategic responsibility for finance, IT, digital, property, commercial and customer services. He was also Treasurer of the Staffordshire Pension Fund. A key achievement for Andrew whilst at Staffordshire was leading a financial transformation programme that delivered savings of £200m and significant service improvement.

Other career highlights include being a past President of CIPFA (having served as President in 2017/18) and a former Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies (CCAB) which represents the main UK accountancy bodies (and has a combined membership of over 380,000 professional accountants worldwide)..

In addition to his current role with CCTPA, Andrew is also an Associate Director at CIPFA, with a focus on local government.

Derek Lorton, Finance Director

Qualifying with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 1981, Derek has worked as a financial controller for several large firms including Rathbones Bakery and furniture companies Allermuir and FMS.

Derek joined Travel Counsellors Ltd in August 2001 as Financial Controller and was promoted to Financial Director in December 2003 – becoming responsible for monitoring all areas of accounts and financing. He was also closely involved with the creation of the Travel Counsellors Trust, which is audited independently by the Barclays Bank Trust Company and guarantees all customer monies in the event of a supplier failure.

In addition to being the Finance Director for CCTPA, Derek has been Financial Director at CPRAS since 2017, and is at his happiest when he is drinking freshly roasted coffee.

Marcus Baxby, Sales and Marketing Director

Marcus combines his role as CCTPA’s Sales and Marketing Director with his role as Strategic Alliances Manager at CIPFA in which he acts as the bridge between private sector organisations who add value to the public sector and CIPFA’s membership of public sector finance professionals. Through both roles, he helps CIPFA members to benefit from a wide variety of private sector expertise, including technology, insurance, treasury management and audit.

Working alongside CCTPA’s Operations Director (Dan Worsley), Marcus manages the day-to-day operations of CCTPA, including marketing, events and corporate communications, in partnership with colleagues at CIPFA.

Marcus is a new father and qualified nutritionist, and his main challenge is trying to fit in exercise and good nutrition around a busy work and fatherhood schedule.

Hazel Stenson, Project Manager

Hazel's working life began in fine art and portrait painting. Her journey then took her via sales to working in the public sector, initially with the police, gaining qualifications in HR and as an assessor for the Police Recruitment Assessment centres. Before joining CPRAS as Head of Projects and latterly CCTPA, Hazel balanced parenthood with Forest School teaching (a nature inspired approach to education and childcare). Hazel has also worked with her local authority to help improve the lives of people in her community, including running schemes such as a fresh food bank from her home. A keen campaigner for climate and social justice, Hazel is thrilled to now be bringing hi-tech solutions to the public sector – where they can really make a difference.

Precious spare time is divided between a husband, two children, a dog, three hens and an organic allotment.

Jeanetta Nelson, Procurement Manager

Jeanetta Nelson is CCTPA’s Procurement Manager. She has a wealth of procurement experience, having previously held a variety of roles in both the public and private sector, including in central government, local government, the NHS and BUPA. Jeanetta has a law degree and is an MCIPS qualified professional with over 20 years’ experience in public sector procurement, including OJEU/FTS frameworks across a wide range of services. As well as her role with CCTPA, Jeanetta is also Head of Procurement Design at CPRAS.

Jeanetta is the mother of an upcoming singer. In her spare time she loves to read and has also written a number of romantic novels – although as yet none have been published. ,

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