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DWP permanent secretary Robert Devereux photographed for CSW by Photoshot

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...

Ruth Owen, head of the Operational Delivery Profession and director general, customer services, HMRC

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, photographed by Gary Lee for Photoshot

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...

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) permanent secretary Sir Simon McDonald

Foreign Office perm sec Simon McDonald on 2017 and what Brexit means for his department

9 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 Simon McDonald...

Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies

Chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies on tackling antimicrobial resistance – and being ousted from the kitchen on Christmas Day

9 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. Professor Dame...

Companies House chief executive Tim Moss

Companies House chief exec Tim Moss reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year

9 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. Tim Moss, chief...

International team at GDS

The Government Digital Service at 5: what's next for Whitehall's digital disruptors?

8 December 2016

Five years after GDS was declared "open for business", PublicTechnology's Rebecca Hill looks back on the triumphs and troubles of a team that set out to radically change Whitehall's...

Department for Education

DfE perm sec Jonathan Slater on the department's change programme, "relentless positivity" – and the real Father Christmas

8 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 Slater,...

Ordnance Survey (OS) chief executive Nigel Clifford

Ordnance Survey chief Nigel Clifford on his organisation's 2017 plans – and working with Clare Balding

8 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. Nigel Clifford,...

Alex Chisholm photographed for CSW by Niklas Hallen

BEIS perm sec Alex Chisholm on merging two departments and his plans for 2017

7 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. Permanent secretary...

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders CPS

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders: "I want the CPS to be a place that is committed to supporting our staff"

7 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. Alison Saunders,...

Sir Michael Wilshaw photographed for The House by Paul Heartfield

Sir Michael Wilshaw: Ofsted's outgoing chief inspector looks back on his final year in the job

7 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 Michael Wilshaw...