Two women are thought to have joined the race to become the new chief
executive of HM Revenue & Customs, a civil service expert has told
Alexis Cleveland, director-general for transformational government and head
of Cabinet Office management and Lesley Strathie, chief executive of Jobcentre
Plus are said to be in the running for the post, which is taking an
‘unconscionably long time to fill,’ according to the source.
HMRC has undergone a boardroom overhaul after the lost data discs issues last
year, which saw chairman Paul Gray resign.
Director general Dave Hartnett is still acting chairman before Mike Clasper’s
take over tomorrow. Hartnett is unlikely to want the chief executive’s role
though he has not ruled himself out of the running.
Steve Lamey, HMRC’s former IT chief, is believed to be favourite to land the
job, though Cleveland’s experience in providing greater clarity to public sector
ments and Strathie’s leadership of Jobcentre Plus could count in
When Clasper takes up his post, he will be closely involved in the selection
of the chief executive, the Cabinet Office said.
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