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25 February 2009

HM Treasury appoints new Managing Director, Public Services and Growth Directorate

The Prime Minister, on the recommendation of the Chancellor, has appointed Andrew Hudson as Managing Director (Public Services and Growth Directorate), HM Treasury.

Andrew Hudson is currently the Chief Executive, Valuation Office Agency. Andrew was previously Deputy Chief Executive of Essex County Council and spent the early part of his career at HM Treasury.

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury said:

"I am delighted that Andrew is returning to the Treasury to lead on the planning and control of public spending. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and has a proven track record of delivery.”

The appointment will take effect in the second half of March.

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Notes for Editors

  1. Andrew Hudson, 50, is currently Chief Executive, Valuation Office Agency. Andrew was previously Deputy Chief Executive, Essex County Council (1999-2004) and has held a number of posts in HM Treasury and HM Revenues & Customs, including Press Secretary to the Chancellor and Head of the Health Spending team.
  2. The Public Services and Growth (PSG) Directorate is responsible for the planning, control and reporting of over £600bn of public spending, and it is also at the heart of the relationship between business and Government, leading on the Treasury’s work on productivity and enterprise. PSG is the largest directorate in the Treasury, with 350 staff and an annual budget of £25m. In addition to this, through the Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit, it is also responsible for driving up public service delivery.
  3. The post was previously held by John Kingman who left HM Treasury in October 2008 to take up the post of Chief Executive, UK Financial Investments Limited.  
  4. Andrew’s appointment followed a service-wide competition chaired by a Civil Service Commissioner. Following that process, the Permanent Secretary, who was on the interview panel, made his recommendation to the Prime Minister.

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