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Alex Chisholm, Civil Service Chief Operating Officer and Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary

Alex Chisholm became Chief Operating Officer of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office in April 2020.

Previously, from September 2016, he was Permanent Secretary at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Prior to that he was Joint Permanent Secretary for BEIS.

Before that, he was Permanent Secretary for the former Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).