Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury
Tom Scholar is the Permanent Secretary of HM Treasury and took up this appointment on Friday 1 July 2016. Prior to this appointment Tom has been the Prime Minister’s Adviser on European and Global Issues since November 2013, after serving 4 years as Second Permanent Secretary to HM Treasury. He was also the UK’s G7 and G20 Sherpa.
2009 – 2013 Second Permanent Secretary at HM Treasury
2008 – 2009 Managing Director (International and Finance) at HM Treasury
2007 – 2008 Chief of Staff and Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
2001 – 2007 Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and Minister (Economic) at the British Embassy in Washington DC
Prior to that he held a number of positions at HM Treasury, including Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1998 to 2001).
Hotel & Property Investor
Professor of IT Ethics
Former Chairman of Arsenal and the Football Association
Chief Corporate Officer, ScottishPower
Founder, The Lighthouse Company
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