Government school builder takes top job at DIO

Aaron Morby 3 months ago
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A former civil engineer and driver of standardised, modular design for the Government’s school building programme has taken the top job at the MoD’s procurement arm, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation.

Green started his civil engineering career with Mowlem and AF Budge
Green started his civil engineering career with Mowlem and AF Budge

Mike Green has taken up the role of chief executive of DIO after most recently serving as chief operating officer of the Department for Education and director general of its operations directorate.

His previous roles include director of commercial at DfE and Departmental Lead for the response to Grenfell.

From 2012 to 2018 he played a kep part in shaping the new school estate as director in charge of capital works at the Education Skill Funding Agency.

In that role, Green navigated the switch from the coalition scrapped £55bn Building Schools for the Future initiative to a streamlined Priority School Building Programme.

Before joining the civil service, Green was a civil engineer and spent much of his career in the private sector working on the transformation of the Boots estate.

Green said: “I’m honoured to join DIO as its chief executive. DIO is an organisation I’ve been watching with interest from the sidelines for many years.

“Over the next few months, I will be getting to know the organisation and working closely with our customers to ensure that the needs of Service Personnel and families are at the forefront of everything we do.”

MOD permanent secretary David Williams said: “Mike brings a wealth of very relevant leadership, commercial, transformation and delivery experience and the strong customer focus required to deliver effective service improvements.”

He replaces former chief executive Graham Dalton, who retired from DIO last month.

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