Sir Christopher Kelly is the previous Chair of The King's Fund. He is Chair of the Responsible Gambling Strategy Board and of the Oversight Board of the Office for Budget Responsibility. He is also Senior Independent Director on the Board of the Co-op Group and a trustee of the Canal and River Trust.
He has previously been chair of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, the NSPCC and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Before 2001, he was a civil servant, working in HM Treasury, the Department of Social Security and latterly the Department of Health, where he was permanent secretary. In recent years he has chaired a large number of different inquiries, working groups or reviews.