Philip Rutnam, Perm Secretary for the Department for Transport and Civil Service Disability Champion

Sir Philip Rutnam, Home Office Permanent Secretary, and Civil Service Disability Champion

Philip Rutnam joined the Home Office as Permanent Secretary in April 2017. Previously, he was Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport for 5 years.

He was appointed Civil Service Disability Champion in 2015.

He was knighted in the 2018 New Year's Honours List.

Follow Philip on Twitter: @PhilipRutnam

Personal Disability Stories: 10 – Kay’s story

Head and shoulders photo of Royal Navy Commander Kay Hallsworth, who lives with the condition ME

Philip Rutnam introduces the latest in our series of personal disability stories from public servants. This one focuses on Royal Navy Commander Kay Hallsworth, who relates her experience of living with ME.

Personal disability stories: Part 7 – Seonaid's story

Home Office Working Through Cancer logo, with those words on the tail of an arrow pointing to the right

Marking the anniversary of the Disability Confident scheme, this story focuses on how one person's experience of cancer led her to create a new staff support network for those diagnosed with the disease, their carers and colleagues.