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Met Office chief Rob Varley on a new supercomputer, transformation – and a breakfast-free Christmas

15 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Rob Varley, chief...

Home Office perm sec Mark Sedwill on Theresa May's move to Number 10 and making a success of Brexit

15 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Mark Sedwill,...

Treasury Solicitor Jonathan Jones on 2017 and what Brexit means for the the Government Legal Service

15 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Jonathan Jones,...

National Savings & Investments chief Steve Owen reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year

14 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back on the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Steve Owen, chief...

DCLG perm sec Melanie Dawes on 2017 & the "twists and turns" of the department's history

14 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Melanie Dawes,...

GDS chief Kevin Cunnington on digital transformation, 2017 – and 24 bottles of beer

14 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back on the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Kevin Cunnington,...

Environment Agency chair Emma Howard Boyd on 2017 & ensuring the environment is a priority in the Brexit debate

13 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Emma Howard Boyd,...

International Trade perm sec Sir Martin Donnelly on launching a new department & handing over the reins in 2017

13 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Sir Martin Donnelly...

Public Health England chief exec Duncan Selbie reviews the year and looks ahead to 2017

13 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Duncan Selbie,...

DWP perm sec Sir Robert Devereux on 2017: "Our motivated workforce is up for the challenges ahead"

12 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Sir Robert Devereux...

Operational Delivery chief Ruth Owen on helping the civil service take on apprentices and her plans for 2017

12 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. Ruth Owen, head of...

UK National Statistician John Pullinger on making the most of data and maintaining public confidence in 2017

12 December 2016

With the end of 2016 fast approaching, we asked the UK's top officials to look back at the year, outline their goals for 2017 – and shed some light on their festive favourites. John Pullinger...