Kirstin Baker

Kirstin joined the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Board in June 2016.  She has had a long career in the civil service and was most recently HM Treasury’s Finance and Commercial Director, overseeing the Treasury’s finances and corporate services and sitting on the Treasury Board.

Kirstin previously worked as a senior policy official in the Treasury, heading the team responsible for coordinating public spending and managing many of the Treasury’s interventions in individual banks in the wake of the 2008 crisis. Kirstin’s earlier career was in European policy and she worked as a competition official in the European Commission and in policy advisor roles in the Cabinet Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. More recently, Kirstin was seconded to the Scottish Government, leading work on infrastructure investment.

Kirstin is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. She was awarded a CBE in 2011 for her work during the financial crisis. She is Vice-Chair of the Council of Sussex University and a non-executive member of the board of UK Financial Investments.

Kirstin in a non-executive director advisor to the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board.



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