Michael Jary is the Government Lead Non-Executive. Michael was appointed to this role by the Prime Minister in March 2022 for a 3-year term. He is also a member of the Cabinet Office board.
Michael was one of the founding team of OC&C Strategy Consultants and was previously the firm’s Worldwide Managing Partner. He has been a strategy advisor for over 35 years.
Other current roles include non-executive director of Barclays Bank UK plc, chair of Itad Ltd, chair of Duchy Originals and director of AG Carrick (Highgrove Enterprises). He is a trustee of The Prince’s Foundation and Opera Holland Park. Previous roles include non-executive director of Nationwide Building Society and chair of Fairtrade Foundation.
Previous roles in government
Michael was previously lead non-executive director at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. Michael was first appointed to this role at the former Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government for a 3-year term in February 2019, transferring to the new department in September 2021. He was reappointed in January 2022 for a further 3-year term.
Government Lead Non-Executive
The Government Lead Non-Executive works with Secretaries of State to:
appoint non-executives to the board of each government department
improve governance across Whitehall
build leadership and management through the non-executives and the boards
The Government Lead Non-Executive also convenes network meetings of non-executives across Whitehall to consider the big issues that challenge all government departments and share best practice.