Peel's departure comes as the Government proposes pooling its 11 watchdog bodies into four, with the Audit Commission being touted to merge with the Benefits and Fraud Inspectorate. Chairman James Strachan resigned last month in a row with local government leaders after the commission suggested councils were failing to give value for money. Peel has denied his departure is connected.
Peel was previously Independent Television Commission director of PA and director of corporate affairs for the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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