The 46-year old Moorhouse will take over the role on 7 March and will be responsible for the department’s £3.3bn budget.
She has a wealth of private sector experience having held chief financial officer roles at Kewill Systems and Scala Business Solutions.
‘This is a top drawer appointment for the Department, and Barbara will be building on the considerable achievements of her predecessor Simon Ball,’ said Alex Allan, the DCA’s Permanent Secretary. ‘She has an outstanding track record in improving financial performance and providing strategic guidance at board level.’
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