Shan Morgan interview: Welsh Government perm sec on Brexit, future-proofing the civil service and how a globe-trotting career led her back to her roots
Taking up the post as permanent secretary of the Welsh Government was a homecoming for Dame Shan Morgan after a career that has taken her around the world. She talks to Richard Johnstone about devolved taxes, Brexit talks, and Patagonian adventures
Tony Blair’s education focus, responding to the financial crisis, and preparing for an independent Scotland: lunch with… Sir Peter Housden
The former permanent secretary of the Scottish Government discusses career management, financial...
Bridging the gap: how the Inclusive Economy Unit is helping to better connect departments and the private sector
The government’s Inclusive Economy Unit was set up less than two years ago to deliver social...
Jon Thompson has brought openness to change and challenges to the post of HMRC chief executive. The one-time apprentice tells Richard Johnstone how he’s still learning as the head of one of government’s biggest departments
Is truth scarcer than it used to be? Claire Foster-Gilbert, director of the Westminster Abbey Institute, sits down with Geoffrey Lyons to discuss the idea of truth, the Abbey’s role in politics, and the Institute’s latest lecture series
Culture champion Arts Council England has fared better than some organisations dependent on public funds in recent years. But its chief executive is conscious of the need for the body to remain in tune with the nation as a whole, not just a metropolitan elite. Colin Marrs reports
As he leaves the civil service after 40 years, Sir Robert Devereux, outgoing permanent secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions, reflects on complicated projects, how to lead large organisations and facing select committees
After three years as chief executive of the UK body for overseas cultural relations, Devane talks to Tamsin Rutter about its relationship with government, funding challenges and how Brexit has changed his priorities
After two years as Westminster’s chief public-spending watchdog, Meg Hillier tells Tamsin Rutter her frustrations and aspirations on pre-scrutinising projects, taking the fight against tax evasion to the US and extending FOI
The former Treasury solicitor shares his reflections from a Whitehall career with Tamsin Rutter
After a shaky start, the Crown Commercial Service is changing the way it works with departments in a bid to improve the government’s buying habits. But chief executive Malcolm Harrison tells Richard Johnstone that its success shouldn’t be measured by savings alone, as he sets out the frustrations – and fun – of cross-government working
Alina Sellman, head of the Centre for Social Impact Bonds, tells Geoffrey Lyons about the these outcomes-focused contracts and why critics ought to give them a chance
After calling time on a long civil-service career earlier this year, the former Directgov and GDS leader discusses how digital government has evolved during the 20 years he spent as one of its leading advocates
After 21 months in government, Rupert McNeil, chief people officer and head of civil service HR, tells Tamsin Rutter about the importance of inclusive leadership and that the future of work is people, not technology.
As head of HM Courts and Tribunals Service, the Ministry of Justice executive agency that runs the judicial system in England and Wales, Susan Acland-Hood is overseeing wide-ranging reforms to the operation of courts across the country. She tells Richard Johnstone how the changes will improve access to justice