The Chief Executive is the Government Internal Audit Agency’s (GIAA) Accounting Officer. She is responsible to the relevant Minister and, as the GIAA is an Arm’s Length Body of HM Treasury, the Principal Accounting Officer of HMT for the GIAA’s performance.
The Chief Executive is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the GIAA, in consultation with the advisory Board, of whom the Director General of Public Spending, Cat Little, and the Head of the Finance Function, Mike Driver, are members.
Providing a service to the Accounting Officers of most of the major Whitehall Departments and over 100 other customers, the Chief Executive has stewardship of the vision to produce better insights for better outcomes and the strategy to 2022. This is given effect by the yearly Corporate Plan.
The Chief Executive is also Head of the Government Internal Audit Function.