How to publish appointment letters for major projects' senior responsible owners

Template for GOV.UK publication page for departmental core transparency data, to be published when a new appointment is made.

Prepare the data

The Infrastructure and Projects Authority provides guidance on what to publish.

Publish the data

Appointment letters are added to a single publication page for each department.

Publication page template

The publication title, summary, detail and file name is a government standard and must not be changed.

Publication type: Transparency data

Title: [Department name or acronym] major projects: appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)

Summary: [department]’s appointment letters for Government Major Projects Portfolio (GMPP) Senior Responsible Owners (SROs).


The guidance for officials giving evidence to Parliamentary Select Committees, known as the Osmotherly Rules, was updated on the 17 October 2014. As part of this update government is committed to publishing GMPP SRO letters of appointment.

Each government department publishes the letters of appointment for their GMPP SROs. These letters include the date of appointment, project deliverables, the tenure of the role linked to key project milestones and the extent and limit of their accountability.

*[SROs]:Senior Responsible Owners

*[GMPP]:Government Major Projects Portfolio


Policies: Government transparency and accountability

Policy areas: Government efficiency, transparency and accountability

PDF attachment titles:

  • [Project name]’s SRO appointment letter

Appointment letter attachments should be in alphabetical order.

Collection page

Add your department’s page to the Government Major Projects Portfolio: Senior Responsible Owners collection.

Published 14 December 2017