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07 October 2009

HM Treasury Appointments

Michael Ellam has been appointed Managing Director, International and Europe, in succession to Stephen Pickford. Mr Ellam will take on this role when Mr Pickford steps down at the end of this year. In the meantime, Mr Ellam will work alongside Mr Pickford and support the work of the Treasury’s International Finance Directorate.

Notes for Editors

1. Michael Ellam joined the Treasury, as an economist in the International Finance Directorate, in 1993, having previously worked in the City and academia. His previous jobs in the Treasury include private secretary to the Chancellor (1994-96), EMU policy team (1998-9), Head of Debt and Reserves Management (1999-2000), Head of Communications (2000-3) and Director of Policy and Planning (2004-7). In addition, he spent two years on secondment to the Foreign Office, based in Beijing during 1996-98. In his most-recent civil service post, he was the No 10 Director of Communications and the Prime Minister’s Official Spokesman from 2007-9.

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