Our governance

Information on the HM Treasury board and its sub-committees.

The role of the board

The purpose of the HM Treasury board is to advise and support the department’s ministers, and operationally turn policy into reality.

The board:

  • monitors and improves the Treasury’s performance; makes sure opportunities and risks are recognised in both the short and long term
  • ensures Treasury staff and resources are correctly allocated
  • protects and enhances the Treasury’s reputation as a world-class finance ministry


The HM Treasury board is made up of the permanent secretary, the second permanent secretaries, the directors general, and the directors of finance, strategy and corporate services, as well as non-executive members.

Audit Committee

The Treasury Group Audit Committee supports the Permanent Secretary in his role as head of the department and as the Principal Accounting Officer. It also supports the Treasury Additional Accounting Officers in their responsibilities for managing risk, internal control and governance, related to the Central Funds and the Group’s Resource Account.

Staff pay data

The Treasury is committed to being an open and transparent government organisation. You can access information on staff pay data online on the data.gov.uk website.