Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General

The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP

Biography

Francis Maude was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General in May 2010. He is the Conservative MP for Horsham, West Sussex.

Education

Francis studied at the University of Cambridge and The College of Law, specialising in criminal law.

Political career

He has held several government posts, including Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1989 to 1990 and Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1990 to 1992.

While in opposition, he was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2007. Among other roles, he was Shadow Foreign Secretary from 2000 to 2001 and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office from 2007 to 2010.

Career outside politics

After a career at the criminal bar between 1977 and 1985, he served as a councillor for the City of Westminster for 6 years. His other jobs outside politics have included being a non-executive director of ASDA Group, director at Salomon Brothers and managing director of Morgan Stanley.

Personal life

Francis is married with 5 children.

Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General

The Minister for the Cabinet Office has overall responsibility for the policy and work of the department. Responsibilities include:

  • public sector efficiency and reform
  • civil service issues
  • industrial relations strategy in the public sector
  • government transparency
  • civil contingencies
  • civil society
  • cyber security
  • UK statistics

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    • 5 March 2015
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    • 25 February 2015
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  3. Britain leads the way as Ordnance Survey helps to drive economic growth and digital innovation through open data

    • 21 February 2015
    • Press release
  4. Fraud, Error and Debt Conference: Francis Maude speech

    • 11 February 2015
    • Speech
  5. Inspire Employee Ownership Conference: Francis Maude speech

    • 6 February 2015
    • Speech
  6. Government Property 2015: Francis Maude speech

    • 4 February 2015
    • Speech
  7. Cabinet Office unveils technology transformation

    • 4 February 2015
    • Press release
  8. Sprint 15: Francis Maude speech

    • 4 February 2015
    • Speech
  9. Government launches 750 apprenticeships for talented young people

    • 3 February 2015
    • News story
  10. Government to boost connectivity and promote growth through publicly owned digital infrastructure

    • 3 February 2015
    • Press release