Chief Executive and Comptroller General, IPO

John Alty


John joined the IPO as chief executive officer and comptroller general in February 2010.

John is a career civil servant who has worked for the majority of time in the Business Department. His most recent role in Policy and his last post was as Director General at the Fair Markets Group in the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.

As part of his commitment to transparency, John makes available his scheduled stakeholder meetings.

During July 2016, John has been asked to take on the role of acting Director General in the newly formed Department of International Trade. To ensure the IPO is properly led during this period, John has asked his deputy, Sean Dennehey to take on the role of acting Chief Executive.

Chief Executive and Comptroller General, IPO

The chief executive is the leader of the IPO and is responsible for the day-to-day management of the organisation.

The Comptroller General is formally responsible for the operation of the IPO and supervising the quality of its accounting and financial reporting.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Knowledge and Innovation

    • 2012 to 2013