Chief Executive

Karen Wheeler CBE


Karen was appointed Director General for Border Co-ordination at HM Revenue and Customs on 3 July 2017.

She brings with her extensive experience of delivering major change programmes in the private sector, government, and most recently NHS England. Karen has also previously worked in the Ministry of Justice and Cabinet Office.

She was awarded the CBE in 2007 for her work with the courts.

Chief Executive

Radioactive Waste Management

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, Borders
  • Chief Operating Officer and Director General for Group Operations