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New Chair
The Cabinet Office has announced the appointment of Mike Clasper formerly Operational Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd as the new Chair of HMRC. His role will be 'to strengthen HMRC's corporate governance and to provide oversight to the Executive Committee and Departmental Board. In addition he will play a key role for HMRC by engaging with the Department's many stakeholders.'
Mr Clasper will take up the post on 1 August 2008 and will be involved in the selection of HMRC's first Chief Executive.
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