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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.

Awards for ‘A Brilliant Civil Service’ – your monthly chance to shine

Two men and two women in a line, one holding framed award certificate

A new awards scheme recognises exceptional work by individuals or teams that supports the vision of 'A Brilliant Civil Service', as Jeremy Heywood explains.