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Defence Equipment: Public Appointments

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 160465, tabled on 26 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the new head of Defence Equipment and Supply will commence his appointment; what the salary band of that role is; what the anticipated term of office is; and whether his Department paid that person's previous employer to release him from his previous contract.

Answered on

28 April 2022

The new Chief Executive Officer of Defence Equipment and Support, Mr Andy Start, will take up his role in early autumn 2022 with a fixed term of appointment of three years, with the option to extend or make permanent by mutual agreement. The salary band of the role is between £275,000 and £279,999. The Ministry of Defence has not paid Mr Start's employer to release him from his contract.