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Mike Driver PAIB

Mike Driver


United Kingdom

Mike Driver was appointed to the IFAC PAIB Advisory Group in May 2023, nominated by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in London (CIPFA). 

Mike Driver's career in public service started when he joined the Department of Health and Social Security straight from school. He worked in operational delivery before moving into regional management and then into a series of policy roles.

Mike moved into government finance in 1999 and went on to hold a number of roles, including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at the Department for Work and Pensions from 2012. In 2016 he was appointed as CFO for the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), and, in 2017, as Head of the Government Finance Function (GFF) for HM Treasury. As Head of the GFF, he focused on driving the agenda to substantially strengthen the finance function's critical role at the heart of government.

Beginning in August 2020, Mike spent six months as the Interim Permanent Secretary at the MoJ, before being appointed the Senior Responsible Officer for the Borders and Managed Quarantine Service. In September 2021, after 42 years, Mike retired from the Civil Service and now has a portfolio career. Mike is a member of the CIPFA Board and Council and is CIPFA President for 2021/22. He is also a member and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.