Sherin Aminossehe interview: Government property chief on desk space, relocating civil servants and land disposal
An epiphanal moment in Saudi Arabia prompted Sherin Aminossehe to swap life at a major global architecture practice for the civil service, where she now leads the Government Property Unit. She spreads the word to Colin Marrs
Catherine Brown interview: Food Standards Agency chief on modern regulation and the horse meat scandal
Outgoing Food Standards Agency chief executive Catherine Brown believed she had a job with a low...
Interview: GDS leader Kevin Cunnington on Whitehall 'self-help groups', spend controls and cold water swimming
After a tumultuous first six months as director general of the Government Digital Service, Kevin...
Gus O'Donnell interview: "Be under no illusions – Brexit is an enormous challenge for the civil service"
To win at the dice game Perudo, players need to calculate risk and read their opponents. No surprise, then, that Gus O’Donnell is a master. Britain’s former top civil servant talks Blair, Brown and life after Brexit with The House magazine's Sam Macrory
David Cameron’s policy guru ruminates on his career over lunch with CSW's Suzannah Brecknell
After a career in journalism spanning the Financial Times, The Times and Prospect, Bronwen Maddox has taken the helm of the Institute for Government. She tells Jess Bowie about her vision for the IfG’s future – and spills the beans on dinner with Russian president Vladimir Putin
As well as leading the Ministry of Justice through a time of immense challenge and change, Richard Heaton is also busy trying to break down the barriers holding back black and minority ethnic civil servants. He tells Suzannah Brecknell why he’s optimistic about the future. Photos: Paul Heartfield
Interview: Louis Taylor, UK Export Finance CEO on Brexit risks, engaging staff and striking a deal with the Treasury on pay
After a career in finance that included a stint in the former battlegrounds of South East Asia, UK Export Finance chief executive Louis Taylor faces challenges on a new front: supporting UK exporters in an era of Brexit uncertainty. Colin Marrs meets him
Duncan Selbie interview: "We've doubled healthcare spending in the past 20 years, yet the health gap has not closed"
Public Health England’s many responsibilities range from obesity to global pandemics, but public protection and promoting healthy life choices are at the heart of them all. Mark Leftly does the rounds with PHE’s chief executive, Duncan Selbie
Interview: Margaret Hodge on wasteful spending, her favourite perm sec and why civil servants "loathed" her
The outspoken former chair of the Public Accounts Committee chews the fat with Suzannah Brecknell
Interview: Civil service transgender ambassador Jacqui Gavin – "The civil service has changed a hell of a lot in the last 10 years"
Jacqui Gavin tells Jonathan Owen about her role as chair of a:gender, the civil service’s support network for staff who are transgender, and rates Whitehall’s progress on diversity
Sir Suma Chakrabarti interview – the former MoJ perm sec on flexible working, Brexit – and why Whitehall must "up its game" on diversity
Sir Suma Chakrabarti did more than most to bring the civil service into the 21st century. Now that he’s president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sam Macrory offers a penny for his thoughts
Interview: Scottish government permanent secretary Leslie Evans – "Where else would you want to be a civil servant than in Scotland at the moment?"
With the future of the United Kingdom once again in the balance after the vote to quit the European Union, Jess Bowie sits down with Scotland's top official to discuss Brexit, independence – and whether the culture at the top of the civil service is holding women back. Photos by David Anderson
Interview: Former UK Trade & Investment chief Sir Andrew Cahn – "The lack of Brexit planning was a humiliation for this country"
The former head of UK Trade and Investment sits down for lunch with CSW's Matt Foster to talk Brexit fallout, life outside Whitehall – and why life begins at 60
What do ministers really think of their officials? Jonathan Owen asked Andrew Mitchell – former international development secretary – to appraise the civil service