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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...

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,...