Tim Burr,50, who has served as assisstant auditor general for the past six years, takes on the post as the role of the NAO and the extent of its powers is being debated in Parliament.
Before joing the NAO Burr was at the Treasury where he was Treasury officer of accounts and responsible for co-ordinating government relations with the NAO and the Commons Publiv Accounts Committee.
Burr will take up his post in May and will be responsible for the day to day running of the NAO.
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