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.

Publication of the Civil Service Talent Action Plan

Entrance to the Cabinet Office

Sir Jeremy Heywood introduces the Civil Service Talent Action Plan - a series of new measures to ensure the Civil Service is among the most female-friendly employers in the country, and where the most talented people succeed and reach the top positions, regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexuality or disability.