Introduction to the Outsourcing Playbook

In this briefing, you will have the opportunity to hear Clare Gibbs OBE, Director- Outsourcing, Cabinet Office and Meryl Bushell, Crown Representative, Cabinet Office, along with the private sector and legal perspectives on the playbook. We will address:


  • the background to the creation of the playbook and why the changes have been made
  • How the playbook will be implemented and ambitions going forward
  • How the private sector views the playbook and the potential legal implications


Clare Gibbs OBE, Director- Outsourcing, Cabinet Office

Meryl Bushell, Crown Representative, Cabinet Office

Andre Duminy, Partner, Clifford Chance

Alastair McKie, Partner, PA Consulting


About the speakers

Clare Gibbs joined the Civil Service in 1998 spending the majority of her career within the Ministry of Defence and the National Crime Agency before moving to the Cabinet Office in March 2017. As a qualified accountant and senior commercial specialist, Clare has undertaken a variety of challenging roles within finance and commercial domains and led commercial negotiations for major procurements. 

On joining the Cabinet Office Clare was appointed as a Strategic Partnering Manager for Carillion and Amey.

Clare was part of the government’s response to the collapse of Carillion and played a pivotal role in ensuring public services were maintained. She is now leading the Outsourcing Programme.

Clare was awarded an OBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honours list.



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