Magazine article Public Finance

Obituaries: Richard Tettenborn

Magazine article Public Finance

Obituaries: Richard Tettenborn

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Richard Tettenborn, president of CEPFA in 1994/95, died on February 10, aged 70.

Richard had the most successful ana distinguished of careers in focal government, commencing as a graduate trainee accountant in 1963 at Derbyshire County Council. Richard qualified with an Institute of Municipal Treasurers and Accountants Gold Medal in 1967, although characteristically he gave credit for his success to the exceuent training (acuities in place for Derbyshire trainees,

Richard quickly moved on to Button Council, Surrey, where he enjoyed working under the inspirational Terry Cheetham. By 1970 he was back on the shire county circuit, first as an assistant county treasurer at West Sussex, his native county, and then in Wales as deputy county treasurer at Mid-Glamorgan and in 1980 as county treasurer at South Glamorgan. By 1992, despite loving life in Cardiff, Richard felt the need to move on, and when the county treasurer position became vacant at Staffordshire he seized the opportunity and spent the rest of his highly successful career there.

In 1993, Richard was awarded the OBE in recognition of what he regarded as one of his major achievements - the shaping of the Welsh Rate Support Grant system - and in 1994 he was elected CIPFA's president A senior colleague was full of praise for Richard's 'tireless working and commitment to integrity and technical rigour' on behalf of die institute. …

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