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Appointment of Dame Clare Tickell to the NAO Board

The Public Accounts Commission has appointed Dame Clare Tickell as a non-executive member of the National Audit Office Board.

Dame Clare Tickell is CEO of Hanover Housing Association, one of the UK’s leading national providers of housing and services for older people and was previously chief executive of Action for Children. She qualified as a social worker at the University of Bristol in 1984 and worked for social care and housing organisations, including Centrepoint and Stonham Housing Association. In 2010, Clare was asked by the Children’s Minister to carry out an independent review of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Dame Clare also served as a commissioner on the RSA 2020 Commission into Public Services. She is a former board member of Guinness Partnership, a fellow of the RSA, and chair of the CVLS Honours Committee. From 2011 to 2013 she chaired the Commission on the Future of Hospice Care, and in November 2014 became chair of the Early Intervention Foundation. Clare also led on the peer review of the LGA early in 2015.

The NAO Board supports and advises the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) in meeting his statutory responsibilities, and oversees how the NAO manages and uses resources. Dame Clare’s expertise complements the existing non-executive members’ experience and will strengthen the Board’s strategy development, corporate assurance and governance objectives.

Notes for Editors

  1. Press notices and reports are available from the date of publication on the NAO website. Hard copies can be obtained by using the relevant links on our website.
  2. The National Audit Office scrutinises public spending for Parliament and is independent of government. The Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG), Sir Amyas Morse KCB, is an Officer of the House of Commons and leads the NAO. The C&AG certifies the accounts of all government departments and many other public sector bodies. He has statutory authority to examine and report to Parliament on whether departments and the bodies they fund, nationally and locally, have used their resources efficiently, effectively, and with economy.  The C&AG does this through a range of outputs including value for money reports on matters of public interest; investigations to establish the underlying facts in circumstances where concerns have been raised by others or observed through our wider work; landscape reviews to aid transparency and good practice guides.  Our work ensures that those responsible for the use of public money are held to account and helps government to improve public services, leading to audited savings of £734 million in 2016.


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