Magazine article Public Finance

Obituary: David Chynoweth

Magazine article Public Finance

Obituary: David Chynoweth

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It is with great sadness that I record that past CIPFA president David Chynoweth passed away on May 9, aged 72. David will be sadly missed by his wife Margaret and three children.

Having obtained a first-class honours degree in economics, he started his career in the fast lane as a trainee accountant with Derbyshire County Council. By the time he was 27, David was deputy county treasurer at West Suffolk County Council and by the old age of 33 was county treasurer of the newly created South Yorkshire Metropolitan County Council. As I was city treasurer of Sheffield du ring this period, we shared the stormy experiences of the rate capping and bus fares policies.

In 1985, David was appointed director of finance at Lothian Regional Council and became actively involved in CIPFA in Scotland.

He joined the institute council on the same day as me in 1982.1 remember that together with Ian Wood we had to sit round the corner of the old L-shaped table at HQ, ie, not to be seen or heard. …

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