Press release

Lieutenant General Andrew Graham appointed to DWP Departmental Board

Lieutenant General Andrew Graham appointed to the DWP Departmental Board and Chair of its Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The Department for Work and Pensions has appointed Lieutenant General Andrew Graham retd as Non-Executive Member of the Departmental Board and Chair of the Department’s Audit and Risk Assurance Committee.

Andrew has served on the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for 2 years, and his appointment to the board recognises his commitment to the department and the leadership he has shown in strengthening governance arrangements.

Permanent Secretary Robert Devereux said:

I want to thank Andrew for his work on the Audit and Risk Assurance Committee over the last 2 years.

His work has helped to strengthen scrutiny and oversight of the department, supporting us successfully to introduce major reforms to pensions and welfare.

About the Departmental Board

The role of the board is to advise the department on performance, including agreeing key performance indicators. It also oversees operational issues, such as the operational/delivery implications of policy proposals, and the effective management of the department.

It exercises its role through influence and advice, and both supports and challenges the executive.

Members also scrutinise the progress and implementation of the business plan, and are involved in recruiting, appraising and ensuring appropriate succession planning of senior executives.

The board meets regularly with other non-executives across government to ensure departments learn from the successes and failures of comparable organisations.

All board members, including the lead, are appointed for a 3 year period. They can be reappointed once for a further period of 3 years.

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Published 19 March 2015