Chairman, SSAC

Paul Gray CB

Paul Gray CB

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Biography

Paul Gray CB became the chair of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) in 2012. He was appointed by the government to lead the second statutory independent review of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment process in July 2016. He had previously led the first independent review, which reported at the end of 2014.

Paul is also:

  • an associate of Praesta Partners LLP, an executive coaching and mentoring firm
  • a member of the Council at the University of Essex

His former roles include:

  • Executive Chairman, HM Revenue & Customs
  • Second Permanent Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions
  • economic affairs private secretary to the Prime Minister
  • corporate planner in the private sector

Chairman, SSAC

The chairman of the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) leads a committee of 13 members appointed by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to:

  • give advice on social security issues as it sees fit
  • consider and report on social security regulations that have been referred to it
  • advise on matters referred to it by the Secretary of State or the Northern Ireland department responsible for social security
  • scrutinise the products produced by the Department for Work and Pensions