Department of Health , Director General of Finance and Group Operations
David Williams joined the Department in March 2015 and formally took over responsibilities as the Director General of Finance from April 2015. As Chief Operating Officer, David is responsible for eight directorates, namely: Finance; Strategy, System Oversight & Performance; Human Resources; Workplace & DH Transformation; Commercial; Commercial (Supply Chain); Communication & Engagement and the Government Finance Academy.
David also served as the Director General of Finance at the Ministry of Defence, where he was the primary adviser to Ministers and the Board on the Ministry’s financial position and management.
He has also worked for the NHS in an acute hospital trust in East Sussex, in Communities and Local Government as the Director for Cohesion and Migration, and for the Local Government Association where he led on policing, fire and rescue and ‘safer communities’ policies.
David is a member of the Government Finance Profession. He chairs the pan-Whitehall Finance Talent Committee and is the sponsor of the Government Finance Academy.