As she settles in to a new job at her old department, Sarah Healey, permanent secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, tells Suzannah Brecknell what it was like to return and why she wants to build more connections across the organisation
Martin Swain found a new home at Companies House almost a year ago. He tells Colin Marrs about the organisation’s intersection with the business and public sector worlds
In CSW’s estates and smart working special report, GPA chair Liz Peace recalled how offices across government have changed, and the need to keep improving
From the storm of no-deal Brexit preparation to the headwinds of regulatory reform, Tamara Finkelstein walked into a squall when she took on the top job at Defra. But she tells Beckie Smith she is determined to create a more hospitable environment
As the Department for Education refashions itself as a delivery department, its chief digital officer Emma Stace tells Civil Service World she is determined to make digital ‘just the way we do things round here’
Now in its fifth year, the Competition and Markets Authority is more active than ever in its efforts to enforce the rules of the marketplace and protect consumers against unfair trading practices. Chief executive Dr Andrea Coscelli sits down with Geoffrey Lyons to discuss Brexit planning, the UK auditing shake-up, and learning from experience
As she steps down after nearly a decade as the nation’s doctor, Davies talks to Beckie Smith about the delicate balance of influence and power, dealing with the tabloid press and why altruism matters in public health.
General Sir Chris Deverell has just retired from one of Britain’s most senior military positions. He tells Richard Johnstone about the unique role of civil servants in the Ministry of Defence and how winter sports kept him away from Civvy Street
Three years and three secretaries of state into his time as Ministry of Defence permanent secretary, Sir Stephen Lovegrove discusses diversity, procurement lessons, and how long his staff can expect to put up with his jokes
Suzannah Brecknell breaks bread with acclaimed documentary maker and Whitehall watcher Michael Cockerell
As Pride season gets underway, the DfE perm sec talks diversity, data and learning from his daughter
Philip Rycroft has spent much of his career working on devolution – the biggest force for change in the UK’s government until the EU referendum. He led the Department for Exiting the European Union from 2017 to the end of March this year, helping government try to deliver the result of that referendum. Suzannah Brecknell caught up with him to find out more about why that’s been so hard, and what Brexit means for devolution.