Mervyn Walker is the Lead Non-Executive and chair of the Board at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs. He joined the HMRC Board in 2014 and became Lead-Non-Executive in 2017. He also leads the Non-Executive support for talent development across the Civil service.
Mervyn has a number of other Non-Executive roles outside Government. He is the Chair of Moorfields Eye Charity, which supports the eye research, education and patient care work of Moorfields Eye hospital. He also holds a number of pension trustee roles, as Chair of the Wood Group Pension Plan, Chair of the Royal institution of Chartered Surveyors Pension & Assurance Scheme and Trustee Director of LifeSight, the pensions master trust founded by Willis Towers Watson.
Mervyn is a Lawyer by background. He took a Law degree at St. Catherine's College, Oxford and qualified as a Solicitor. From 1986 to 2005 he worked for British Airways, holding a series of Senior Positions including Legal Director, Director of Purchasing, Director for People and Director of UK Airports. From 2006 to 2008 he worked for Mondi, the international paper and packaging company, as Group Human Resources and Legal Director, and from 2008 to 2014 he worked for Anglo American, the global mining company, as Group Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs.