Andy King will step down as fiscal expert on the OBR’s Budget Responsibility Committee following the conclusion of his five-year term at the end of August. Andy joined the OBR in 2013 as Chief of Staff and was appointed to the BRC in 2018. Before that, he worked in the Treasury in a variety of macroeconomic and fiscal policy roles. He has also worked at the British Embassy in Tokyo, in the Liberian Finance Ministry, and as a technical expert for the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department in several countries. After leaving the OBR, Andy will take up a position as a Specialist Partner at Flint Global.

HM Treasury will launch the recruitment process for Andy’s successor on the OBR’s Budget Responsibility Committee shortly.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said:

We’re grateful for Andy’s many years of public service, including most recently on the Budget Responsibility Committee, where his insight and understanding of the UK economy and public finances has been invaluable.

Richard Hughes, Chair of the OBR said:

Andy has been a vital part of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) for the last 10 years, first as Chief of Staff and then as Member of the Budget Responsibility Committee (BRC). Much of what the OBR has achieved over this period reflects his expertise, judgement, and commitment. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve alongside him on the BRC for the last three years, and my OBR colleagues and I wish him the very best in his future endeavours.

Andy King said:

It has been a great privilege to have worked at the OBR over the past 10 years and in the Treasury before that. From the financial crisis to the pandemic and energy crisis, it has been a period of huge macroeconomic and fiscal challenges. I would like to wish my successor and all my colleagues at the OBR the greatest success in navigating through whatever challenges may lie ahead.