Director General, Finance

Peter Schofield


Peter became the Director General for Finance at DWP on 18 July 2016.

Previously he has worked:

  • as Director General for Housing and Planning at the Department for Communities and Local Government
  • as Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury
  • as a director in the Shareholder Executive
  • on secondment to 3i PLC
  • in a number of roles, including Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary, at HM Treasury

Director General, Finance

The Director General, Finance is responsible for:

  • managing financial controls and risk
  • managing sourcing, contracts and suppliers
  • planning and allocating resources
  • managing corporate planning and performance

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Housing and Planning

    • 2012 to 2016