Mike Clasper

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Mike Clasper is the former Chairman of HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). A former boss of BAA, he joined HMRC in August 2008 after a one-year stint at private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners. [1]

BAA chief

Clasper ran BAA between 2001 and 2006, leaving after its £10.1bn takeover by Spanish construction group Ferrovial.[1]

Restoring public confidence in HMRC

Sunderland-born Clasper apparently took a pay cut for the HMRC role, earning £150,000 for a three-day week. Part of his brief was to rebuild public confidence in an organisation rocked by the major security breach of a loss of a copy of the full child benefit database, which had led to the resignation of his predecessor Paul Gray.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alistair Osborne, Mike Clasper takes HMRC chair, The Telegraph, 25 Jun 2008, acc 16 November 2011