11 April 2001
SENIOR CIVIL SERVICE APPOINTMENTS AT HM TREASURY
a Whitehall-wide competition, Nicholas Macpherson will be promoted
to Managing Director of the Treasury’s Public Services Directorate
from 23 April.
addition, following John Gieve’s move to Permanent Secretary at the
Home Office, Jon Cunliffe will be promoted to Managing Director of
the Treasury’s Financial Regulation and Industry Directorate from
the same date.
Macpherson, aged 41, joined the Treasury in 1985 after working
as an economist at the CBI and Peat Marwick. He has held various posts,
working on social security, tax policy, public expenditure control
and economic and monetary union. In the mid-1990s, he was Principal
Private Secretary to Kenneth Clarke and Gordon Brown. He subsequently
worked on the Taylor review of the tax and benefit system, and over
the last three years has been the director of welfare reform, leading
Treasury work on tax and benefit reform, child poverty and employment
issues. He chaired the review of welfare to work spending in the
2000 spending review.
Public Services Directorate’s main objective is to improve the quality
and cost effectiveness of public services.
Cunliffe, aged 47, has spent the last three years leading Treasury
work on the international financial system, its institutions (IMF,
World Bank etc), the G7 summit and non-EU economies. Previous jobs
in the Treasury have included leading the Treasury’s work on operational
independence of the Bank of England and on European Monetary Union,
management of the Government’s debt and foreign currency reserves,
UK Alternate Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and
Development and Public Sector Pay. Jon joined the civil service in
1980. He spent the early part of his career in the Departments of
Environment and Transport, where he served as Private Secretary to
three Secretaries of State for Transport.
Financial Regulation and Industry Directorate’s main objectives are:
the productivity of the economy and expanding economic and employment
opportunities for all, through productive investment, competition,
innovation, enterprise, better regulation and increased employability;
an efficient market in financial services and banking with fair
and effective supervision.