James Bowler


Director General, Public Spending

Responsibilities include:

  • ensuring the delivery of HM Treasury’s work programme, in particular supporting the government’s objectives to ensure effective control of and value for money in public spending and promote sustainable economic growth
  • leading the Treasury’s spending relationship with No 10 and the Cabinet Office
  • supporting spending directors and teams in their relationships with integral Whitehall departments and with the think tank and finance communities

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Public Spending
  2. Director General, Tax and Welfare