House of Lords Management Board

The Management Board makes decisions about the management and delivery of services in the House of Lords within the strategy agreed by the House of Lords Commission.

Chaired by the Clerk of the Parliaments, the most senior member of staff in the Lords, the Management Board supports and advises the House of Lords Commission. Together they provide the corporate leadership for the House of Lords.

The Management Board:

  • prepares the strategic plan, business plans, financial plans, annual estimates and annual reports for approval by the House Committee
  • manages the resources agreed by the House Committee
  • supports the Clerk of the Parliaments in the discharge of his functions as Accounting Officer and employer of House of Lords staff
  • assesses and manages risk – board members have responsibility for managing and responding to each corporate risk – maintaining a system of effective controls
  • monitors and assesses performance.

The Management Board is responsible for managing change in the House of Lords to increase value for money, improve performance and reduce cost so that the House operates and delivers services more efficiently and effectively.

Members of the Management Board 

The members of the Board are:

  • Sir David Beamish, Clerk of the Parliaments (Chairman)
  • Edward Ollard, Clerk Assistant (Parliamentary Services)
  • Simon Burton, Reading Clerk (Corporate Services)
  • David Leakey, Black Rod
  • Carl Woodall, Director of Facilities
  • Andrew Makower, Finance Director
  • Tom Mohan, Director of Human Resources
  • Rob Greig, Director of Parliamentary Digital Service
  • Penny Young, Managing Director, Participation; and Managing Director, Information and Research, House of Commons

 Board papers

Agendas of Board meetings and unreserved papers are made available online one working day after that Board meeting. Minutes of Board meetings are available 12 working days after that Board meeting to which they relate, following their agreement by the Board. Board papers, agendas and minutes are available here:

Management Reviews


If you would like further information on the work of the Management Board, please contact the Board Secretariat on 020 7219 5372/5961.

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Contact details

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Management Board papers

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