Mr Andy Brittain in service dress uniform next to an RAF ensign

Director of Resources

Mr Andy Brittain in service dress uniform next to an RAF ensign

Mr Andy Brittain

The Director of Resources (D Res) is Air Command’s Senior Finance Officer and Air Force Board member responsible for the £6Bn annual operating and equipment budget, including personal approval of projects up to £400M. D Res is the Permanent Secretary’s representative at Air Command, ensuring propriety and protecting the Accounting Officer’s position. D Res is also Air’s Civilian Workforce advisor, representing the 5,000 Civil servants at the Board, and leads the Finance, Planning and Civilian Workforce teams of c200 staff.


Andy Brittain took up the role of Director of Resources for Air Command in February 2018.  Prior to this, he was the Project Director for the South Eastern Rail Franchise competition within the Department for Transport, leading a team of over 100 civil servants and advisers to deliver the next South Eastern passenger rail franchise. 

From 2013 to 2016, he was the Head of Defence Resources in the Ministry of Defence, where he led a team of 35 finance professionals responsible for managing the £35Bn Defence budget.  As part of this, he led work in the 2015 and 2013 Spending Reviews to establish an affordable Defence programme that would deliver the military capability required by the UK Armed Forces to meet UK Defence policy.

He has wider cross-government experience and between 2010-2012 worked in the Cabinet Office, first as part of the Strategic Defence and Security Review team, and then to establish the National Cyber Security Programme.  He also has experience of operational policy in a number of roles in MOD, and overseas. 

Diversity and Inclusion Statement 

The RAF Strategy sets out the essential goal of building a workforce fit for the future, and I’m proud to be part of the RAF’s senior leadership team dedicated to making that a reality. To do so, we need to be an organisation which champions diversity of background, of thought, and perspective, and advocates for the highest standards of inclusivity. 

As the Chief of the Air Staff’s Civilian Workforce Advisor I am committed to leading and embodying the Civil Service’s aim of becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer. Every Civil Servant working alongside our regular, reserve and contractor colleagues, has a role to play in creating an inclusive culture and making Air Command a truly great place to work. On a personal level, I am proud to be the Social Mobility Champion for Defence because I see the value that people from all backgrounds bring to Defence and I want to build on that so that everyone feels they are valued, are fulfilled in their roles, and can achieve their aspirations. 

Career history

  • 2010 - Cabinet Office
  • 2013 - Ministry of Defence
    Head of Defence Resources
  • 2018 - Appointed Director of Resources


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