Curshaw hires former senior civil servant

Consultancy Curshaw has appointed a former senior civil servant as a senior independent advisor.

The firm, which specialises in PFI and the procurement and supply of digital transformation, has hired Mike Driver to take on the role.

Driver has enjoyed a 40-year career in the civil service, with a range of senior roles including interim permanent secretary and chief financial officer at the Ministry of Justice, finance director general at the Department for Work and Pensions, and head of the government finance function at the Treasury.

As well as working with Curshaw, Driver is the chair of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Audit Committee, an independent chair of Shared Services Connected and a strategic advisor to Allen Lane, Maximus UK and the Civil Service College. He is a qualified accountant and is a past  president of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance Accountancy.

“Curshaw’s leading role, and unique approach, in engaging PFI stakeholders across the industry, helping both the public and private sector, is all about making a difference - that excites me,” Driver said of his appointment.

“It is essential that finance and commercial recognise the importance of operational services users of schools, hospitals, defence and other PFI and PPP infrastructure and the critical value of good and strong partnership working between the public and private sector.”