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Land Registry chief Graham Farrant on breaking down silos, 2017 & why surprises make the best Christmas presents

20 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. Graham Farrant,...

National Infrastructure Commission chief Phil Graham on 2017 & why Britain must "banish the culture of dither and delay"

19 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 Malcolm...

Outgoing Northern Ireland Civil Service head Sir Malcolm McKibbin reviews 2016 and looks ahead to the new year

19 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 Malcolm...

National Archives chief Jeff James on 2017, joining the DCMS family – and what not to buy for Christmas

16 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. Jeff James, chief...

DfID perm sec Mark Lowcock on a "funny old year" and Theresa May's “Global Britain” vision

16 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 Lowcock,...

Scottish government perm sec Leslie Evans on Brexit, vertigo and delivering in 2017

16 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. Leslie Evans,...

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,...