n IMFO : Official Journal of the Institute of Municipal Finance Officers - Financial reporting in government - epitaph for a career?

Volume 15, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1607-520X



Introspection usually arises at times of change in the mundane routine of life or when a crisis occurs that jolt sour complacency. It is a good opportunity to reconsider options and make new plans and no greater occasion presents itself of this than when we undertake that rite of passage to retirement. Such is my position as I contemplate this contribution to the IMFO journal, counting down the days until I formally ride off into the sunset. A career that commenced in November 1967 when I arrived at the Council offices on my Vespa scooter, aged 16 years and a couple of months. I will now ride off on my BMW motor bike, confirming that everything changes, but in many ways stays the same.

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