Chief Executive and Board member, HM Courts & Tribunals Service

Susan Acland-Hood

Biography

Susan Acland-Hood took up post as HMCTS Chief Executive on 21 November 2016.

Her previous role was Director of Enterprise and Growth at HM Treasury when she was responsible for policies on productivity, growth, business, infrastructure, exports, competition and markets, and for energy and transport spending (including Board membership for several major infrastructure projects). Prior to that, Susan spent 2 years as Director of Education Funding at the Department for Education, overseeing the comprehensive reform of the capital programme. Susan has also worked extensively on home affairs and justice policy, both at No10 and in the Home Office. She has also had senior roles in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, and in the Social Exclusion Unit.

Chief Executive and Board member, HM Courts & Tribunals Service

The Chief Executive is responsible for:

  • overall leadership
  • the delivery of services
  • strategy and vision

She is also the Accounting Officer for the organisation.

Previous roles in government

  1. HMT Director of Enterprise and Growth

    • 2015 to 2016