Virtual Live Briefing with Caleb Deeks, Programme Director, Civil Service Modernisation and Reform, Cabinet Office
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In June 2021 the Declaration on Government Reform was published following extensive consultation on how to enhance the civil service and develop out its ability to deliver for the UK and support key government priorities. The declaration sets out three key areas of focus, namely; People, Performance and Partnership, along with 30 key action points to be taken in 2021.
Join us live to hear from Caleb Deeks, Programme Director, Civil Service Modernisation and Reform to:
- Learn how reform will take place in the three key areas (People, Performance and Partnership), and what this will mean in practice
- Discuss the next steps in the process of civil service reform and what it may mean for those working within the public sector, and those working with the government
- Understand where there will be further scope for future engagement with the civil service reform process and how you can ensure you understand how it is being implemented
Programme Director, Civil Service Modernisation and ReformCabinet Office
Caleb Deeks has been Programme Director for Civil Service Modernisation and Reform at the Cabinet Office since April 2020.
From 2017 to 2020 he was Director of Policy, Delivery and Private Office at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. He supported three Secretaries of State in identifying, developing and delivering their top priorities across the department’s broad portfolio, alongside responsibility for a number of central functions including departmental strategy, coordination of non-EU international and national security work, private office, parliamentary business, correspondence and governance. He also played a key role in building the department into a high functioning organisation following its creation from the predecessor departments of BIS and DECC.
Prior to that he held a number of senior roles in the Treasury and the Cabinet Office, spanning economic and social policy and public spending. These included: supporting then PM Gordon Brown's National Economic Council (his ‘War Cabinet for the recession’); preparing for a hung Parliament in 2010, then supporting Coalition negotiations and ultimately establishing and running a policy unit for Nick Clegg as Deputy Prime Minister; playing a key role on economic reform in the Treasury under George Osborne, including the push to devolve power to City mayors in Manchester and the West Midlands. In his earlier civil service career he held various roles on policy, public spending and efficiency, including a stint at the Home Office.