Director of Resources (Air)
Director of Resources
The Director of Resources is the principal AFBSC member for finance, is CAS' principal financial advisor and has responsibility for civilian workforce matters.
Mr Charlie Pate CPFA
Having graduated with a degree in History from Durham University, Charlie joined the Civil Service Fast Stream in 1999. He held various posts in the Department for Social Security before joining HM Treasury in 2001 to work on pensioner benefits. He was promoted in this post, delivering measures in several Budgets, before moving to the Public Services Group in HM Treasury.
As Head of Local Government Performance, he worked across Whitehall departments and with local authorities to develop Local Area Agreements, pooling budgets and aligning them with new performance indicators.
Following London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Charlie headed HM Treasury’s early engagement with the programme, notably leading the development of the revised £9.3bn budget and funding package and ensuring strengthened governance arrangements. In 2008, Charlie spent a year as the Treasury’s lead on Crossrail, working with Transport for London and the Department for Transport to assess the programme and strengthen delivery arrangements.
Promoted to the Senior Civil Service in 2009, Charlie returned to the 2012 Games programme as Head of Finance for the Government Olympic Executive. He managed the £9.3bn budget and delivered solutions on issues such as venue security and crowd management. He developed and co-chaired the cross programme group of finance directors to ensure swift resolution of issues in the run-up to and during the Games. Charlie’s team won the Government Finance Profession’s award for Outstanding Contribution in 2012.
Following the Games, Charlie returned to HM Treasury as head of the Home and Legal Spending Team, overseeing £20bn of budgets across the Home Office, Ministry of Justice and Crown Prosecution Service. Charlie led negotiation of the 2013 Spending Round, securing substantial savings in each department for 2015-16. He led his team’s engagement in several substantial reform programmes, including probation, courts and border operations and oversaw preparations for the 2015 Spending Review.
Charlie lives in Putney with his wife and young family and enjoys taking them on days out into the countryside, whenever time allows.