In-person Breakfast Briefing with Cat Little, Director General, Public Spending & Head of Government Finance Function, HM Treasury

Following the publication of the Spending review WIG is delighted to welcome Cat Little, Director General, Public Spending & Head of Government Finance Function, HM Treasury for this live briefing. Cat will share her insights into the October Spending Review and how this will be implemented.

Join us for this live briefing to:

  • Explore how HMT will support in the ‘Plan for Growth’, transition to Net Zero, Levelling Up agenda, innovative public services and capture the opportunities of EU Exit through the spending review
  • Learn more about how the spending review process works, and where you can support HMT in preparing for this in the future
  • Discuss how cross-sector collaboration can support the work of HM Treasury, and put your questions directly to Cat
  • Cat Little

    Director General, Public Spending & Head of Government Finance Function

    HM Treasury

    Cat started her career at the accountancy firm PwC, dedicated to Government and Public Sector finances, mainly working in assurance roles. Over more than a decade, Cat worked with clients across Health, Local Government, Higher Education and Central Government sectors. Cat joined the Civil Service in 2013 first at the Legal Aid Agency where she worked on the digitisation of civil legal aid, and removing the long standing financial accounts qualification as the Director of Finance and Digital. Cat went on to become the Group Finance Director at the Ministry of Justice overseeing all aspects of financial management and supporting prison reform, courts reform and transformation programmes. In 2017, Cat joined the Board of the Ministry of Defence as Director General Finance. In this role she was the primary financial advisor to ministers, the Defence Board and Accounting Officer and led the finance, commercial and analytical functions across Defence. During this time, Cat led the reform of Defence Acquisition and Procurement as part of the Modernising Defence Programme and instigated the Financial Improvement Programme. Cat led the oversight of the Defence portfolio, and was the Race Champion for the Department. Cat joined HM Treasury in 2020 as Director General Public Spending, and combines this role as head of the Government Finance Function. Cat is also Chair of the Finance Leadership Group for Government.



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