Richard Douglas CB was appointed Director General, Strategy, Finance and NHS in 2007.
Richard is the longest standing director general for finance in central government, and has been a board member at the Department of Health since 2001.
He started his career in finance with the National Audit Office, and this is his third spell with the department. Immediately prior to his return to the department in 2001, he was Finance Director for National Savings & Investments.
In 2011, Richard was appointed Head of the Government Finance Profession: he combines this role with his role at the Department of Health.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and is married with 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Part of the Department of Health senior team and an executive member of its board, the Director General, Strategy, Finance and NHS: