Corporate report

Permanent Secretaries' objectives 2013 to 2014

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

Objectives of Permanent Secretaries, as well as those of the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service.

Documents

Bob Kerslake objectives 2013-14

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Bronwyn Hill objectives 2013-14

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Chris Wormald objectives 2013-14

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Jeremy Heywood objectives 2013-14

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Jil Matheson objectives 2013-14

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Jon Thompson objectives 2013-14

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Lin Homer objectives 2013-14

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Mark Lowcock objectives 2013-14

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Mark Sedwill objectives 2013-14

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Martin Donnelly objectives 2013-14

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Nick Macpherson objectives 2013-14

Philip Rutnam objectives 2013-14

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Richard Heaton objectives 2013-14

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Robert Devereux objectives 2013-14

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Simon Fraser objectives 2013-14

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Stephen Lovegrove objectives 2013-14

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Una O'Brien objectives 2013-14

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Ursula Brennan objectives 2013-14

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Detail

The Civil Service Reform Plan set out plans to increase the accountability of civil servants. As part of this, the objectives of Permanent Secretaries who head Whitehall’s main departments, as well as those of the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, are now published online as part of reforms to increase the accountability of the Civil Service.

The objectives have been agreed in advance with Ministers and the Prime Minister and will be updated periodically, including when Ministers or the Permanent Secretaries change.

As at 1 December 2013 over two thirds of Permanent Secretaries (12 out of 17) have at least 2 years of commercial experience prior to appointment, while just under two thirds (11 out of 17) have the same level of operational experience. For more information on the approach to defining Permanent Secretary commercial and operational experience see the guidance published last year.