As such, she will head up a team of more than 220 professionals locally and 2,600 globally who audit the financial and non-financial performance of government and public sector organisations.
During more than 20 years helping clients in healthcare and central and local government, Dawson led a number of major projects including working with NHS England on the introduction of clinical commissioning groups.
Welcoming her appointment, EY’s head of UK&I government and public sector, Bjorn Conway, said, “Janet brings a wealth of experience in assurance and this is an area where we expect to see significant growth.
“With public finances under pressure all over the world, Janet will help our clients to better demonstrate that public money is being spent effectively.”
Before joining EY, Dawson led PwC’s UK health team.