Head of Public Sector

Iain Mansfield is Head of Public Sector at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), where he is responsible for developing and delivering ACCA’s global public sector strategy. This includes positioning ACCA as the partner of choice for public sector organisations, collaborating closely with teams across ACCA and helping shape regional and global public sector initiatives across the world.

Iain is a former senior civil servant and has lengthy experience in central government, working in the UK Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills, Department for Education and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He worked for some years in the Philippines as Director of UK Trade & Investment, Manila. He holds a first class honours degree from Cambridge University.

Most recently he was responsible for designing the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF), a flagship UK government policy to ensure the highest levels of excellence in the UK higher education system. He was also responsible for the oversight of the quality assurance system and for student choice in English higher education.