HMRC has announced former Ministry of Defence (MoD) permanent secretary Jon Thompson as the department’s new chief executive.
While Thompson’s predecessor Lin Homer was often criticised for her lack of experience in senior financial roles, as a qualified member of CIPFA, Thompson’s career features a number of high-ranking finance positions, and his Twitter profile lists accountant as his profession.
Thompson will steer HMRC through its making tax digital plans, and he inherits an organisation facing criticism from the Public Accounts Committee with disgruntled staff facing redundancy.
Thompson said: “While it will be a wrench to leave the Ministry of Defence, I am excited to be taking up the challenge of leading the delivery of the...
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