Kevin Reed, Accountancy Age, Monday 14 June 2010 at 13:04:00

HM Revenue & Customs chief Lesley Strathie named a Dame in Queen'sBirthday Hounours List

The head of HM Revenue & Customs has been named a dame in the Queen'sBirthday honours list.

Lesley Strathie, chief executive and permanent secretary, was named a dame bythe Queen, while 16 other HMRC staff were awarded by the Queen.

Dame Lesley joined the civil service in 1971 as a clerical assistant in theDepartment of Helath & Social Security. In 1984 she moved to London fromScotland to work in the Unemployment Benefit Service, promoted to the seniorcivil service in 2000.

She recently warned HMRC staff that efforts to turn around low morale wouldbe difficult and time-consuming.