A recent survey found there are more than 65,000 carers working in the Civil Service. Newly appointed Carers’ Champion, Alex Chisholm, tells us his plans to support staff with caring responsibilities. I am delighted to take up the new role …
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).
BEIS Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm on the importance of strengthening links with partner organisations to build best practice across the Civil Service.
In his first post on this blog, BEIS Permanent Secretary Alex Chisholm talks about a recent experience as a volunteer and what it taught him.
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