Michelle joined the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) in December 2010, as Head of Finance and in February 2013, she became Chief Finance Officer.
Michelle is a qualified accountant by profession (Associate Member: Chartered Institute of Global Management Accountants) and has worked across the public sector for many years, and has held senior positions in the NHS, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Child Support Agency (CSA) prior to joining the MMO. Her experiences have covered all aspects of financial management in the public sector including the laying of Annual Reports and Accounts, Management Accounting and safeguarding public expenditure.
Chief Finance Officer, MMO
The Chief Finance Officer is the executive lead for finance and governance, with a primary role of supporting the Accounting Officer in the discharging of his responsibilities. The Chief Finance Office is also responsible for business risk, financial risk and control and governance as well as ensuring that the UK meets its obligations in European marine schemes. The Chief Finance Officer portfolio includes corporate support services (Human Resources, ICT and Communications) as well as management of European Fisheries Funding in the UK and delivery of the scheme in England.