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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).

Championing the Carer agenda

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Alex Chisholm, Civil Service Inclusion Champion, and Rebecca Sudworth, Deputy Champion for Carers, highlight the importance of carer awareness. Today 25 November is Carers Rights Day, an opportunity to recognise the skills and insights our carers bring to their work …

Valuing our Civil Service Carers

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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 …