Stephen Lovegrove, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence

Join us at this breakfast briefing to hear Stephen Lovegrove giving an update on the priorities of the Ministry of Defence. Stephen will also provide insights on his leadership role as Permanent Secretary and answer questions during the Q&A, which will be conducted under the Chatham House rule.


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  • About the speaker

    Stephen became Permanent Secretary for MOD in April 2016.

    Prior to joining MOD, Stephen Lovegrove spent three years as the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Energy and Climate Change. Before that he spent nine years at the Shareholder Executive and was appointed Chief Executive and Director General of BIS in June 2007, in which role he oversaw the development of strategies and transactions for the full range of State owned businesses, amongst them the Royal Mail, the Ordnance Survey and British Energy, as well as establishing the Green Investment Bank.

    Before joining the Civil Service he was a managing director in the corporate finance department of Deutsche Bank, where he worked for eleven years as the head of the European media team working on a wide range of capital raisings, acquisitions and divestments in all sub-sectors of the media industry. Before the City, Stephen spent five years as a strategic consultant. Stephen also sat as the Government’s Representative on the Board of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

    Stephen attends National Security Council Officials meetings, is Chair of the Civil Service Learning Board and a member of the Civil Service People Board. He is also a trustee of the Charities Aid Foundation and a Non-Executive Director of Grosvenor Estates. He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2013 New Year Honours.

    He is married and has two daughters.