Mike Driver was appointed as the interim chief finance officer and director-general of group finance at the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) on 3 September. He was the finance director for DWP operations and replaces Hunada Nouss. His earlier positions included policy and financial roles as well as time in regional management and in service delivery.
Shaun Kingsbury has been appointed as chief executive of the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), which is due to become operational later this year. Kingsbury was an investment partner at the private equity company, Hudson Clean Energy Partners and an investor in renewable energies. He will take up his appointment at the GIB in late-October along with six non-executive directors: Professor Dame Julia King; Fred Maroudas; Tom Murley; David Nish; Isobel Sharp; and Tessa Tennant.
A new chairman of the Audit Commission, Jeremy Newman, has succeeded Michael O’Higgins. Newman has the job of closing the organisation by April 2015. Previously, he was the chief executive of accountancy firm BDO International from 2008-11, and a managing partner of BDO’s UK firm from 2001.
The Chief Technology Officer at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), Philip French, has left to become a director at Steria. No replacement has been appointed. At the MoJ French was responsible for ICT strategy and information assurance.