New Chief Executive appointed to lead Valuation Office Agency

Jonathan Russell appointed as VOA's Chief Executive

Following an external recruitment process and approval from the Prime Minister, Jonathan Russell CB has been appointed Chief Executive of the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

The Valuation Office Agency, an executive agency of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), is responsible for providing the government with the valuations and property advice needed to support taxation and benefits.

Chief Executive and First Permanent Secretary at HMRC, Jim Harra, said:

"I’d like to congratulate Jonathan on his permanent appointment as Chief Executive of the Valuation Office Agency. He has led the agency through the challenges of the pandemic, and I am delighted that he will continue to be part of the HMRC Executive Committee."

Jonathan Russell said:

"I am delighted to be confirmed as the VOA’s permanent Chief Executive after leading the agency on an interim basis over the last 18 months. I’ve seen first-hand colleagues’ commitment and professionalism and what we can achieve together, even in the most difficult of circumstances. Looking ahead, I’m excited by the opportunities to make a positive difference for customers and colleagues at a pivotal period for the agency."

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Valuation Office Agency