Gray appointed as full-time HMRC chairman

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Paul Gray has been appointed as chairman of HMRC

Paul Gray has been appointed as the chairman of
HM Revenue & Customs
. Gray takes the position after a period as acting chairman.

Gray was appointed as deputy chairman of both HM Inland Revenue and HM
Customs & Excise in 2004 and continued as deputy chairman following the
successful merger of both former departments in 2005.

Gray stepped in to the acting chairman role on 1 September 2006 following
David Varney’s resignation. Gray has worked in the civil service for almost 40
years, after joining HM
in 1969 as an economist.

He has worked in the private sector with Bookeer McConnell and also had
spells at the Department of Social Security and the
Department of Work &

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