Chief Operating Officer for Government

Stephen Kelly

Stephen Kelly



Stephen Kelly was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Government and Head of the Efficiency and Reform Group in September 2012.

Stephen has been on the board and held executive roles at UK FTSE and US NASDAQ companies. He has worked in New York, California and Europe. Most recently, he was CEO of FTSE company Micro Focus (MCRO.L) from 2006.

Within government, Stephen started the new commercial models programme, looking to change current Civil Service operations to stimulate growth and reduce the deficit.

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    1. Efficiency and Reform Group

    Chief Operating Officer for Government

    The Chief Operating Officer leads the efficiency and reform agenda, improving the way government operates, making efficiency savings and supporting UK growth.

    The Chief Operating Officer works closely with the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to make sure there is a co-ordinated approach to tackling waste and improving accountability across all government departments.

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