Director General, Finance and Commercial

Howard Orme

Howard Orme

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Biography

Howard Orme has been Director General, Finance and Commercial since July 2009.

Howard leads the BIS wide Corporate Services Executive and is responsible for all finance and commercial issues. He also sits on the Executive Board and chairs the Performance, Financial and Risk Committee. He leads work on BIS’s public body reform and the relationship and governance of BIS’s portfolio partner organisations including chairing the Corporate Services Portfolio Board, Senior Remuneration Oversight Committee and the department’s spending moratorium.

Prior to this, he was Deputy Finance Director General at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), where he led the development and implementation of several large and complex programmes. He also held several finance, commercial, international and senior leadership roles in the private sector.

Director General, Finance and Commercial

The Director General, Finance and Commercial leads the Corporate Services Executive and is responsible for all finance and commercial issues.

The role forms part of the Executive Board and chairs the Performance, Financial and Risk Committee. Further responsibilities include:

  • leading work on BIS’s public body reform
  • leading on the relationship with and governance of BIS’s portfolio partner organisations
  • chairing the Corporate Services Portfolio Board, Senior Remuneration Oversight Committee and the department’s Spending Moratorium

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