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DCMS perm sec Sue Owen on the Rio Olympics, 2017, and what Brexit means for the department

5 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. Sue Owen, permanent...

National Audit Office head Amyas Morse on 2016, Whitehall's Brexit capacity – and Bo Diddley

5 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. Amyas Morse,...

Charity Commission CEO Paula Sussex on 2016 and rebuilding trust in the charity sector

5 December 2016

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. Paula...

Government comms chief Alex Aiken reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year

2 December 2016

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. Government...

DVLA chief executive Oliver Morley: "Keeping people motivated will be 2017's biggest challenge"

1 December 2016

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...

Ministry of Defence permanent secretary Stephen Lovegrove reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year

1 December 2016

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. ...

Interview: Ian Watmore – the new first civil service commissioner sets out his stall on leadership, diversity and reform

28 November 2016

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...

Gus O'Donnell interview: "Be under no illusions – Brexit is an enormous challenge for the civil service"

17 November 2016

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,...

Bronwen Maddox interview: meet the Institute for Government's new director

10 November 2016

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...