How we run HMRC
In 2008, HMRC implemented a new governance structure appointing a non-executive Chairman and a new Chief Executive.
- The Chairman and the Board are responsible for the effective governance of HMRC.
- The Chief Executive and the Executive Committee are responsible for running HMRC.
There are very clear accountabilities for the Chairman and the Chief Executive.
- Setting the strategic direction and ensuring the highest standards of governance lies with the Chairman.
- The responsibility for delivery and expenditure lies with the Chief Executive.
The top team is further strengthened by the appointment of a Permanent Secretary for Tax who is the senior tax professional in HMRC. He is also the Deputy Chief Executive.
The Senior team in HMRC is
- Mike Clasper - Non-Executive Chairman
Responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the Department and ensuring the highest levels of governance
- Lesley Strathie - Chief Executive and Permanent
Responsible for delivering the departmental strategy and for the organisation’s performance
- Dave Hartnett - Permanent Secretary for Tax
The senior tax professional in HMRC.
Lesley Strathie chairs the Executive Committee which is attended by her
senior management team. The Executive Committee is supported by Change
Delivery, Investment, People
Matters, Performance and Tax
HMRC is a non-ministerial department established by the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act (CRCA) 2005.