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Former PwC Partner and MoD Director to Head the NAO

Magazine article Public Finance

Former PwC Partner and MoD Director to Head the NAO

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A former global chief of accountancy giant PricewaterhouseCoopers has named as the next head of the National Audit Office.

Amyas Morse has been commercial director at the Ministry of Defence since 2006, was previously global managing partner (operations) at PwC after rising through the company and its predecessor Coopers & Lybrand.Heisamemberofthe Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland.

Commons Public Accounts Committee chair Edward Leigh, who chaired the selection panel for the post, said: Amyas has had a superlative career in the private sector, rising to the top of the accountancy profession, and has been an excellent commercial director in the Ministry of Defence since 2006.'

There had been a 'first-rate field of candidates for the post', he added.

If Morses appointment is ratified by Parliament he will take over from Tim Burr, who has been acting comptroller and auditor general since Sir John Bourn retired early last year. …

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