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New Permanent Secretary announced for BIS

Martin Donnelly has been announced as the new Permanent Secretary at BIS.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Today the Government announced the appointment of Martin Donnelly as new Permanent Secretary at the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

It follows Simon Fraser’s departure from the Department to become Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office last month.

Business Secretary Vince Cable said:

“Martin’s extensive experience across Whitehall will stand him in good stead as he leads the Department in our efforts to secure the recovery and grow the economy. I look forward to him working with me and my Ministers.”

Martin Donnelly said:

“I am delighted to be joining BIS at this exciting and important time. I know from my previous experience the skills and professionalism which BIS staff bring to their jobs and I am looking forward to leading the Department to deliver Minister’s objectives across the growth agenda.”


BIS press notice

Published 11 October 2010