Mike Baker is acting Chief Operating Officer of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).
Mike supports both the Permanent Secretary and Second Permanent Secretary across a wide range of their responsibilities. He is also responsible for leading the delivery of the Department’s complex multi-billion programme of transformational change designed to modernise the way the MOD works and reduce the Department’s cost base on a sustainable long-term basis.
Mike joined the MOD in 2019 as Director Transformation, where, until very recently, he led the significant re-shaping and acceleration of Defence’s transformation programme.
Mike has delivered public services across a range of leadership roles including programme management, transformation and operational delivery. His experience includes roles in three of the largest departments in Government; DWP, HMRC, and MOD.
Other previous senior roles include:
- Director Personal Tax Operations, HMRC
- Operations Director, DWP
- Director and Head of Benefit Centres, DWP