Civil service people chief Rupert McNeil on diversity, the pay cap, and why Whitehall needs a 'Casualty' not a 'Yes Minister' image
After 21 months in government, Rupert McNeil, chief people officer and head of civil service HR, tells Tamsin Rutter about the importance of inclusive leadership and that the future of work is people, not technology.
HM Courts and Tribunals Service’s Susan Acland-Hood on digital courts, making big changes and her Whitehall hammock
As head of HM Courts and Tribunals Service, the Ministry of Justice executive agency that runs...
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites.Clare Moriarty, permanent secretary at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs takes part in our annual perm secs round-up
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) chief executive Oliver Morley takes part in our annual perm secs round-up
Ministry of Defence permanent secretary Stephen Lovegrove reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year
With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top civil servants to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Stephen Lovegrove, permanent secretary of the Ministry of Defence, kicks off our annual perm secs round-up
Interview: Ian Watmore – the new first civil service commissioner sets out his stall on leadership, diversity and reform
After three years away from Whitehall, Ian Watmore is back — this time as head of the organisation upholding the very values of the civil service. The new first civil service commissioner sits down with Matt Foster to talk reform, diversity, and why, as a departmental leader, you can no longer "just draft your way out of a problem”
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