Esther Wallington


Before taking up her current post at HM Revenue and Customs in December 2016, Esther was HR Director at the Ministry of Defence, where she led the HR function for the Department’s 58,000 civilian workforce.

Esther is an HR professional with more than 15 years’ experience in the private and public sectors, she joined the Civil Service ten years ago, where she first worked on capability reviews, the Top 200 talent management and succession planning at the Cabinet Office. She moved to the Ministry of Defence in 2011 as Head of HR Strategy, before becoming HR Director in September 2014.

Previous roles in government

  • Chief People Officer