Michelle Wall joined Companies House as Director of Finance in 2018. She has responsibility for the Finance and Commercial Functions; Assurance; Counter Fraud and Risk; and the Late Filing of Accounts Penalties debt collection regime.
Michelle is the chair on the Companies House stakeholder roundtable group for the accountancy bodies and related organisations and is a member of a cross government working group with FRC, HMRC, Financial Conduct Authority and BEIS on the future of UK digital reporting of accounts. Michelle is a very passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion. She leads the companies house diversity forum and is working hard to ensure that her organisation is leading the way to make the civil service the most inclusive organisation in the UK by 2020.
Michelle’s career has spanned 25+ years in a variety of roles across the private and public sector. Training as a management accountant in British Gas, she moved into roles in manufacturing and distribution in the South Wales area. Later Michelle transferred into the Civil Service joining the Intellectual Property Office. During her career, she broadened her experience with spells in digital roles, leading operational teams and projects. This interest in how the business and the systems work and how the systems can be utilised to maximise efficiency and provide opportunities to deliver different and better services has subsequently led her into transformational programme roles in the more recent past. Michelle is a board member for the Companies House transformation programme currently in flight.
When Michelle is not working, she is mum to 3 growing rugby mad boys and spends substantial amounts of her free time stood in muddy fields watching them run around.