Jon Thompson, Permanent Secretary of the MOD

Jon Thompson

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.

Social mobility - why the Civil Service needs to show the way

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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.