In July 2016, Campbell McCafferty was appointed the first Government Chief Security Officer. We interviewed him about a range of issues, including his priorities in the role and the security challenges facing the UK.
In July 2017, the Government Communication Service (GCS) launched its second Diversity and Inclusion Strategy. We interviewed Selvin Brown, Director, Engagement and Policy, HSE, and GCS Diversity & Inclusion Champion, to put the strategy in context.
Civil Service Quarterly interviews Robert Chote, Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), about the role of the OBR and the challenges it faces.
We asked Home Office data scientist Aimee Murphy what attracted her to the Civil Service and how she is using and developing her skills.
We asked Charlie Boundy, Head of Data Science at the Department for Work & Pensions, about the uses of data and what it’s like to be a government data scientist.
As she leaves the Civil Service, Una O’Brien, former Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health, looks back at her successful career in the public sector, outlining the lessons she has to share with colleagues starting out or progressing their careers today.
Ursula Brennan, retiring Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice, shares her experiences after 40 years working in the Civil Service.
The UK presence in Afghanistan has been about more than just military action. Catriona Laing, Head of Mission of the Helmand Province Reconstruction Team, talked to James Mortimer about her experiences there. Q1. What is the Helmand Province Reconstruction Team …
Professor Ian Boyd, appointed Chief Scientific Adviser at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in September 2012, answers questions from Jill Rutter about his experiences so far. Q1. Why did you apply to be Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA) at …
Fiscal credibility is key to managing the economy, explains the Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury, in conversation with Sir Richard Lambert. In the end, says Dave Ramsden, it’s all about credibility. The Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury and …