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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

How we marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Victoria Street offices of the Department for Health & Social Care, illuminated in purple in support of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Philip Rutnam looks back at the innovative, eye-catching and thought-provoking ways in which the Civil Service celebrated International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Personal Disability Stories: Part 9 – Emil’s story

Head shot of Emil Levendoğlu

To mark Time to Talk Day, Philip Rutnam introduces Emil Levendoğlu's personal account of how he came to open up to others about his mental health.

World AIDS Day – support all people living with HIV and AIDS

World Aids Day logo

Civil Service diversity champions Sue Owen and Philip Rutnam combine to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS.

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.

Personal Disability Stories: Part 6 - Stella’s story

Detail from first page of Workplace Adjustment Passport: 'The purpose of the passport is for you to record all workplace requirements with your line manager. Sharing and discussing your passport with your line manager will enable them to provide you with tailored support and appropriate workplace adjustments.' The rest of the picture shows parts of the form requesting personal details of disability and barriers currently experienced.

Philip Rutnam introduces Stella Perrett's story, which illustrates the value of the Workplace Adjustment Passport for disabled colleagues.

Personal disability stories: Part 5 ‒ Ross’s story

Ross Duncan picture

In this latest of our series of personal disability stories, introduced by Civil Service Disability Champion Philip Rutnam, Ross Duncan discusses his dyslexia.