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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 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 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...

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...

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 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,...

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: "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: 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...

Infrastructure and Projects Authority chief exec Tony Meggs: "2017 will require ruthless prioritisation"

6 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. Infrastructure and...

Department for Transport perm sec Philip Rutnam on Heathrow, 2017 and why talented disabled officials must be recognised

6 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. Philip Rutnam,...

Rowena Collins Rice, DG at the Attorney General's Office, looks ahead to the new year

6 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. Rowena Collins Rice...