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Gary Bandy

Gary is a chartered public finance accountant whose career in local government finance culminated with three years as Director of Financial Services at Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. Since becoming a independent public financial management consultant in 2005 he has advised organisations in the charity sector, education, policing, local government and the private sector. He has particular expertise in outsourcing by public bodies.

Gary has an MPA from Warwick Business School and has taught public financial management on a number of the Business School’s programmes including In 2008 a financial management course for the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Juba, South Sudan. He is also the convenor of the public sector finance module for the University of Nottingham’s MPA.

The second edition of Gary’s book, Financial Management and Accounting in the Public Sector, was published in November 2014.

Gary can be contacted by email at or via Twitter at He also blogs at