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Joanna Rowland

Director General, Transformation


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Jo was appointed as Director General for the new Transformation Group in November 2020 after successfully leading the department’s delivery of the COVID-19 support schemes in her capacity as Director for HMRC’s COVID-19 Response Unit since March 2020. As Head of the Project Delivery Profession for HMRC, Jo has led HMRC’s Transformation Portfolio and a number of critical programmes, including Making Tax Digital for Business, and Individuals.
Before joining HMRC, Jo delivered several Government Major Projects including the Criminal Justice Efficiency Programme at the Ministry of Justice and worked as a Programme Director in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Prior to this Jo enjoyed a successful career in policing, in senior operational and policy roles.