HMRC's new top team has been finalised, with the appointment today of three Directors General, and following the recruitment of two Executive Committee members earlier this year.
It is the result of an extensive recruitment campaign that considered candidates from within the Department and the wider Civil Service, as well as the private sector and internationally.
The new appointments are:
Earlier this month, Edward Troup was named as HMRC's Tax Assurance Commissioner, and Jim Harra took over as DG for Business Tax in February 2012.
The creation of the new Executive team has seen two internal promotions, two appointments from elsewhere in the Civil Service and one international recruitment. It means that HMRC's top team now has four members with deep tax knowledge and another with experience of large-scale customer service operations. This is in addition to the experience and expertise that remains with the Corporate Function Directors General.
It is expected that all five recruits to the Executive Committee will serve as HMRC Commissioners, which means they will be responsible for providing leadership to the Department as a whole, and for delivering the objectives and targets set by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
HMRC Chief Executive Lin Homer said: "I'm delighted to have completed the important task of assembling a new top team. Jennie Granger, Ruth Owen and Nick Lodge are exceptionally-experienced and expert public servants and it's a pleasure to welcome them on to ExCom.
"The new top team strikes an ideal balance between a fresh, outside perspective and deep understanding of tax and experience of HMRC's work.
"The appointments made this year fill critical roles in succession to Dave Hartnett, Mike Eland, Stephen Banyard and Steve Lamey, and we are planning a handover that will capture the knowledge, skills and experience of our retiring DGs."
Jim Harra is already in post, Nick Lodge will take up his new role in early August, Edward Troup in late August, Ruth Owen will join HMRC in early September and Jennie Granger is expected to be in post by October.Find out more about HMRC's new DGs