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Sir Jeremy Heywood, Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service

On 24 October 2018 Sir Jeremy Heywood announced in a personal statement that he was standing down as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service to concentrate on his recovery from ill health.

He was appointed Cabinet Secretary following the announcement of Sir Gus O’Donnell’s retirement in December 2011. From September 2014 Jeremy also took on the title Head of the Civil Service.

Read Sir Jeremy Heywood's profile on GOV.UK.

It’s not just about winning – it’s the best way to say thanks to a colleague

Three men in a line on awards stage

Nominations for the Civil Service Awards 2018 are now open. Head of the Civil Service Jeremy Heywood explains why it's important that we acknowledge the brilliant work of civil servants across the full range of their activities.

Sprint 18: helping government work better for everyone

Sir Jeremy Heywood during his visit to GDS offices, talking to staff

Next month's Sprint 18 event, hosted by Government Digital Service, will highlight the great things being done to improve the experience of people using digital services and to transform the way government itself works.