Our governance

The OTS board is led by an independent Chairman and Tax Director, and supported by a secretariat of civil servants and private sector secondees.

The team

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The board

The board meets regularly throughout the year and is responsible for taking forward the strategic aims and objectives of the Office.

The board, or its members, may be required to appear before the relevant Parliamentary committees to discuss the contents of the Office’s reports.

Board minutes


The board is supported by a small secretariat of around 6 people or full time equivalents, including civil servants from HM Treasury and HMRC and secondees from the private sector.

The secretariat supports the board in carrying out its duties and the office’s day-to-day work. This includes:

  • supporting the board in the conduct of the office’s inquiries, including through gathering evidence, conducting analysis, leading engagement with interested parties and HM Treasury and HMRC, and producing the office’s reports
  • acting as the secretariat for the board and Consultative Committee(s)
  • responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the office, including its financial management and budgeting

You can find out more about OTS in our OTS framework document (PDF, 75.4KB, 3 pages)