Whitehall role for former BP chief
Former BP chief executive Lord Browne has been appointed to a high-level role overseeing a shake-up of Whitehall to improve Government departments' performance, it was announced yesterday.
Lord Browne will serve as the Government's lead non-executive director and will work with secretaries of state to appoint senior business figures as non-executive directors to the board of every Whitehall department.
He will take that role on the Cabinet Office board, chaired by Government minister Francis Maude.
Mr Maude said: “The appointment of non-executive directors will galvanise departmental boards as forums where political and official leadership is brought together to drive up performance.
“It's great news for the Government and taxpayer that Lord Browne has accepted this powerful role.”