The 'Columbus' programme, which is managing HMRC's exit from the ASPIRE IT contract, is the largest IT transformation programme in Europe.
Jon was appointed Chief Executive and Permanent Secretary of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in April 2016 after more than three years as Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.
Since June 2015, Jon has also been the Civil Service Social Mobility Champion.
With just days to go before the survey of the socio-economic background of senior civil servants closes, Civil Service Social Mobility Champion Jon Thompson underlines the importance of this research.
Why is it important that the digital services HMRC provides for its own people are as good as those its customers use? Jon Thompson explains.
Jon Thompson kicks off National Apprenticeship Week by explaining what being an apprentice did for his career.
Jeremy Heywood and Civil Service Social Mobility Champion Jon Thompson look at how the service is responding to the Bridge Group report on socio-economic diversity in the Fast Stream, and more widely to the need to make the organisation truly representative of society.
MOD Permanent Secretary Jon Thompson writes about the Armed Forces Covenant, and how the nation supports its serving armed forces and veterans.
Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary to the MOD and social mobility champion, explains how the Civil Service is changing to allow everybody to achieve their career aspirations, regardless of background.
Jon Thompson underlines the value of volunteering and tells how a group of volunteers at the Ministry of Defence are helping to raise the profile of the Civil Service Lifeboat Fund.
Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence, challenges you to look beyond the stereotypes and see what the Reserves can do for your career.
Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence thanks those civil servants who have contributed to the leadership consultation and gives his own personal thoughts on leadership at the Ministry of Defence.