The Treasury Select Committee has approved the appointment of Andy King, currently OBR Chief of Staff, to join the Budget Responsibility Committee.
The Chancellor nominated Andy King for the post in June 2018. The Committee approved the appointment on 11 July, following a hearing before MPs.
Andy will formally begin his appointment in September, replacing Graham Parker CBE who steps down at the end of August 2018.
The three members of the Budget Responsibility Committee have executive responsibility for the core functions of the OBR, including the judgements reached in its forecasts. The other current members are Robert Chote (chairman) and Sir Charles Bean.
Andy King has been Chief of Staff at the Office for Budget Responsibility since 2013. He joined the civil service as an economist in 1998, working in the Treasury until 2001 and at the British Embassy in Tokyo until 2005. Andy then worked in a range of macroeconomic policy roles at the Treasury, including heading the Fiscal Policy team for the June 2010 Budget and the Macroeconomic Coordination & Strategy team overseeing reforms to the UK monetary policy framework and UK-focused relations with international organisations.
In 2009-10, Andy worked as a macro-fiscal advisor in the Liberian Finance Ministry. He was appointed to the IMF Fiscal Affairs Department’s panel of technical experts in 2014, and has since advised several Finance Ministries in Africa and Asia on approaches to fiscal governance, reporting and forecasting.