Chief Executive Officer

Jon Whitfield

Jon Whitfield

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Biography

Jon Whitfield was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Government Internal Audit Agency (GIAA) on 1 April 2015.

His previous roles include:

  • Head of Government Internal Audit, January 2014 to present
  • Director, Cross Departmental Internal Audit Service (for BIS, DCLG, Cabinet Office, DCMS, DECC, HM Treasury and DfE)
  • Director, Internal Audit Shared Services (for BIS, DCLG, Cabinet Office, DCMS and DECC), 2011 to 2013
  • Head of Internal Audit, Department for Trade and Industry, 2004

Jon has Chartered Internal Auditor (CMIIA) status and has a Masters of Science in Internal Audit and Management from City University Business School. He was awarded a CBE in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List for services to government audit.

Chief Executive Officer

The chief executive works with the Director General for Public Spending and Finance, HM Treasury - and with the support of the executive board - to agree the long-term strategic agenda and annual business plan for the agency.

The strategic agenda sets out the agency’s high-level objectives and how they will be achieved. It also includes an analysis of medium and long-term trends and assumptions, the standards of service to be provided to the agency’s customers, and planned improvements in efficiency and effectiveness over the period.