Chief People Officer and Non-executive Director

Rupert McNeil

Rupert McNeil



Rupert McNeil was appointed Government Chief People Officer in January 2016.

Rupert joined the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was the Group HR Director. He began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Deloitte and Arthur Anderson. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.

Rupert attended secondary school in Aberdeen, and graduated in Politics and Philosophy from St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. During his undergraduate degree he spent a semester as an intern at the US Senate. He attended Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2010.

Chief People Officer

The Government Chief People Officer leads the Civil Service human resources function. The Civil Service HR function runs expert services and provides expertise on people policies, talent development, recruitment, pay, diversity and inclusion, workforce planning and organisational design. The Government Chief People Officer also leads and is responsible for the HR profession, the wider community of HR professionals across government.

Non-executive Director