|2011-present|| ||Prime Minister's Independent Adviser on Ministerial Interests. Chair of the Selection Panel for QC Appointments. Member of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. Member of the Advisory Board of the Oxford Internet Institute. Trustee of the Treloar Trust (charity providing education and support for young people with physical disabilities). Carried out reviews of Records Management in Government and of Government Digital Records.|
|2007-2011|| ||Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee and head of Cabinet Office Intelligence Assessment Staff. Responsible for producing all-source assessments of international issues and of threats to the UK (Afghanistan, Arab Spring, international terrorism etc). Attended all meetings of the National Security Council. Other roles in Cabinet Office included overseeing constitutional reform team and cross-departmental co-ordination of planning for General Election.|
|2004-2007|| ||Permanent Secretary, Department for Constitutional Affairs. Head of UK Government department responsible for running courts and tribunals, judicial appointments, constitutional reform etc. Oversaw implementation of the Constitutional Reform Act 2005.
From May 2007, Permanent Secretary at newly created Ministry of Justice, comprising the former Department of Constitutional Affairs and the National Offender Management Service (prison service, probation service, sentencing policy etc), with total number of staff increasing to 80,000 and budget to £9 billion..|
|2001-2004|| ||Moved to live in Western Australia.
Member: Premier's Science Council; ICT Industry Development Forum;
Senate of the University of Western Australia.
Chairman Rottnest Island Task Force; Chairman Interactive Virtual Environments Centre. Member of the International Policy Advisory Council of MITís Auto-ID Center. Consultant for Centre for Global Studies, Victoria BC.
|1999-2000|| ||E-envoy for the British Government. Responsible for co-ordinating policy across Government on e-commerce (legal framework, international issues, telecommunications regulation, education and training, access initiatives etc), and for overall policy on getting Government services online.|
|1997-1999|| ||British High Commissioner to Australia. Responsible for British trade policy, diplomatic and consular work across Australia.|
|1992-1997|| ||Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (John Major to April 1997 and Tony Blair to Aug 1997). Responsible for all the work of the Prime Ministerís office, overseeing advice and briefing on both policy and communications. Appointed G7 "sherpa" for Naples, Halifax, Lyons and Denver Summits.|
|1990-1992|| ||Under Secretary, General Expenditure Policy, HM Treasury. Responsible for overall planning of public expenditure policy and programmes.|
|1989-1990|| ||Under Secretary, International Finance, HM Treasury. Responsible for policy on IMF and World Bank programmes, as well as analysis and briefing on world economic trends. UK negotiator for agreement setting up European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.|
|1986-1989|| ||Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer (Nigel Lawson). Oversaw all briefing and advice, covering international finance, economic and taxation policy.|
|1985-1986|| ||Principal, Reform of Local Government Finance, HM Treasury.|
|1983-1984|| ||Freelance computer consultant in Sydney (1983) and Perth (1984). In Sydney, primarily worked on projects developing accounting software. In Perth, worked on yachting applications.|
|1976-1982|| ||Various job in HM Treasury (exchange rate policy, balance of payments, industrial policy etc)|
|1973-1976|| ||Administration Traineee, HM Customs and Excise. Worked on introduction of VAT.|
|1972-1973|| ||MSc in Statistics, University College, London|
|1969-1972|| ||BA(Hons) Mathematics, Clare College, Cambridge|
|1964-1969|| ||Harrow School|