New non-executive directors appointed to HMRC
HMRC has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board.
Mervyn Walker and Simon Ricketts succeed Philippa Hird and Norman Pickavance, who left recently.
Simon Ricketts is chief information officer of Rolls Royce plc. Walker, who holds a portfolio of non-executive roles, has been group human resources director at three FTSE-listed companies. He retired from the mining group Anglo-American in June.
David Gauke, financial secretary to the Treasury, said: "These appointments provide a rich mix of board-level experience in major corporations. They will bring new and further capability and credible challenge to board discussions."
Hird retired from HMRC’s board after serving for five and a half years, and Pickavance stepped down to take up an executive role with a private company, the department said.