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Charles Roxburgh

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Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury

Cambridge affiliations

  • MA Classics, Trinity College (1978)

Professional history

Charles Roxburgh is the Second Permanent Secretary at Her Majesty's Treasury. He took up this position in July 2016. In this role, he is responsible, at the Treasury, for all issues relating to growth, productivity, infrastructure, financial services and financial stability. He is also a member of the Executive Management Board at the Treasury. Charles represents HM Treasury on the Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee, and on the Financial Stability Board. 

Prior to joining HM Treasury in 2013, Charles spent 26 years at McKinsey & Company. In his consulting work, he focused primarily on serving clients in the financial services sector. He was based in London for most of his career, but also spent seven years working in McKinsey's New York Financial Institutions practice. His client work spanned retail banking, corporate and investment banking, insurance and asset management.

He held a number of leadership positions at McKinsey, including: co-head of the Global Strategy Practice; head of the UK Financial Institutions Group; and leader of the Global Corporate and Investment Banking Practice. In 2009, he became the London-based Director of the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). At MGI, he led research into global capital markets, the impact of deleveraging on economic growth as well as a number of research projects into growth at the country and regional level. In 2011, he was elected to the global board of McKinsey & Company.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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