Sir Jeremy Heywood

On 24 October 2018 Sir Jeremy Heywood announced in a personal statement that he was standing down as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service to concentrate on his recovery from ill health.

Sir Jeremy Heywood was appointed Cabinet Secretary following the announcement of Sir Gus O'Donnell's retirement in December 2011.

Read Sir Jeremy Heywood's full profile on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/people/jeremy-heywood

Brexit – rising to the challenge

Nighttime satellite photo of Western Europe showing illuminated flight paths from and into the UK

Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, writes about the Civil Service’s response to the outcome of the EU referendum; how it is drawing on its core values, adapting old ways of working and developing new ones at speed to meet the unprecedented demands of Brexit.