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Head and shoulders of Alex Chisholm

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).

Making caring visible, valued and supported

Younger woman carer hugs older person

Two years after launching the Civil Service Carers’ Strategy, Alex Chisholm and Rebecca Sudworth, Civil Service Carers Champion and Deputy Carers Champion, provide an update on progress.      Welcome to this year’s Carers’ Week – 6 to 12 June. Across the …

We’re Levelling Up Careers in the Civil Service

Alex Chisholm

Following the newly-launched Levelling Up White Paper, Alex Chisholm explores how moving thousands of Civil Service roles and creating more opportunity around the country will help us to build A Modern Civil Service.  Last week the Government launched the much …

Championing the Carer agenda

Image of carer pushing a person in a wheelchair

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

A younger man assisting a pensioner

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 …