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06 December 2010

HM Treasury senior staffing

Helen Bailey, Director of Public Services, will be leaving HM Treasury with effect from 28 February 2011 to pursue other opportunities.

Helen has been the Director responsible for health, housing, local government, education and the Devolved Administrations, covering around one quarter of UK public spending. She has also led the Treasury’s work on public service reform.

Helen said:

"I decided a while ago that the Spending Review would mark a watershed in my time in the Treasury and would be the right time to move on. I have learned a lot and am proud of my contributions on issues such as Community Budgets and public service reform, and the Treasury’s work with a large number of stakeholders inside and outside Government

"I have greatly valued the calibre of Treasury colleagues and enjoyed the challenge of being a part of this great institution. The Treasury is looking at its structures as a result of the Spending Review, so I feel it is right to tell the parts of the Treasury that work to me that I will not be a part of the their longer term future.”

Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, said:

"Helen has made a great contribution to the Treasury. I have seen the difference her insights, experience, skills and leadership have made in our work across Government and beyond. I am sorry she is choosing to leave but I’m sure she will continue to make a contribution to public services in this country.”

Notes for Editors

1. Helen Bailey joined the Treasury in June 2008, from the London Borough of Islington, where she was Chief Executive.

2. Previously, she worked in consultancy.

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