Browne picks City spending tsars

Lord Browne has cherry-picked a team of senior City figures to serve as non-executives in Whitehall, in an effort to provide government departments with business management expertise. Browne has rounded up around 60 business heads to parachute into Whitehall as unpaid advisers, according to the Financial Times today. The ex-boss of BP is thought to have also taken on charity heads in a bid to broaden the team of efficiency tsars, who will cast an eye over each ministry’s spending in a bid to meet the Treasury’s savings targets.