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New Director for Office of Manpower Economics

Mr Dart, who is currently the Director for Advanced Manufacturing Industries at BIS, will take over from the current Director Ian Jones on 1…

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Mr Dart, who is currently the Director for Advanced Manufacturing Industries at BIS, will take over from the current Director Ian Jones on 1 September 2010.

Permanent Secretary Simon Fraser said:

“The Office of Manpower Economics carries out a very important role especially with the current focus on public sector pay. I know that Geoff Dart will meet this new challenge with skill and make sure that the OME maintains its reputation as a professional body that provides authoritative and respected advice.

“I would also like to thank Ian Jones for his excellent work at the OME, and in the predecessor Departments to BIS and wish him a long and happy retirement.”

New Director of the Office of Manpower Economics Geoff Dart said:

“I am very pleased to be taking on this important role, especially at a time when public sector pay is the subject of such interest and debate.

“I look forward to working with the Review Body Chairs and staff as we face what will be a challenging task.”

The OME appointed its first Director from April 1971, has a staff of 30 and an annual budget of £2.6m.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Geoff Dart is a career civil servant who has worked in senior roles in a number of government departments. Currently he is Director, Advanced Manufacturing Industries in BIS, where he is responsible for government policy towards a range of manufacturing sectors. Geoff is 57 and married with two grown up children.
  2. The Office of Manpower Economics, a non-statutory body that operates independently of Government, supports the six Pay Review Bodies (covering Armed Forces, Doctors and Dentists, NHS, Prisons, School Teachers and Senior Salaries) as well as the Police Negotiating Body, the Police Advisory Board for England and Wales and the School Support Staff Negotiating Body.

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Published 29 July 2010