The Permanent Secretary, as Principal Accounting Officer, is responsible for the overall management of the department.
This includes responsibility for:
- governance (including setting up an effective governance structure, robust internal controls and safeguards, and ensuring propriety and regularity)
- decision making (including supporting ministers with timely, reasoned and impartial advice)
- financial management of the department (including the efficient and economic use of resources)
Previous roles in government
Second Permanent Secretary
- 2008 to 2013