A tribute to Jeremy Heywood

Jeremy Heywood was an exceptional Civil Servant and a great leader. He was also a WIG Patron and a valued supporter of our purpose. He will be sorely missed.

Our Chief Executive, Peter Unwin, writes:

"All of us at The Whitehall & Industry Group were very saddened at the news about Jeremy Heywood’s death this weekend.

The many tributes today are testament to his leadership of the Civil Service and his determination to make sure that he and they served the country to the best of their ability. He absolutely believed in the importance of civil servants working with business and the not-for-profit sector to do that. As such he was a wonderful Patron of WIG and always willing to do everything he could to support us and help our cause.

Our thoughts are with his wife and family."


Lord Heywood of Whitehall, former Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service, seen here speaking at the WIG Annual Interview in 2015.