News story: Chief Executive announcement

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The SSRO Board has extended its appreciation to Marcine for her leadership of the organisation, which included successfully setting up the organisation after it was established by parliament. Marcine leaves the organisation in a strong position. Neil Swift (the SSRO’s Chief Operating Officer) has been named as Interim Chief Executive.

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The SSRO Board has extended its appreciation to Marcine for her leadership of the organisation, which included successfully setting up the organisation after it was established by parliament. Marcine leaves the organisation in a strong position. Neil Swift (the SSRO’s Chief Operating Officer) has been named as Interim Chief Executive.

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Arms companies and defence officials are hampering attempts to crack down on profiteering by military contracts, MPs have been warned.

A regulator set up to ensure the taxpayer is not being ripped off has complained it is not seeing the details of the multi-billion deals such as Britain buying Apache helicopters and P-8 spyplanes from the US.

Marcine Waterman, chief executive of the Single Source Regulations Office (SSRO) set up to monitor arms and support deals to check industry is not padding contracts, warned the Defence Select Committee that the watchdog she leads is being allowed to examine just a fifth of the near £9bn the MoD spends annually on so-called “single source” agreements.

These are defence deals where work is not put out to competitive tender because of urgent need or security concerns.
 

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