Chief People Officer
Rupert was appointed as Government Chief People Officer on 1 January 2016, joining the Civil Service from Lloyds Banking Group, where he was Group HR Director.
As Government Chief People Officer, Rupert is responsible for delivery of the Civil Service Workforce Plan, which sets out what the Civil Service needs to do to attract the most capable and public-spirited people, and build a culture and ways of working that are as good, if not better, than anything on offer anywhere else. He provides leadership on the full range of people issues including talent, capability, inclusion, capacity, leadership, pay and employee deal, performance, employee relations, culture and behaviours.
Rupert began his career at the Confederation of British Industry before becoming a partner in Arthur Andersen and Deloitte. Since then he has worked for Barclays Bank plc, first as Executive Management Director and then as the HR Director for Global, Retail and Commercial Banking, and at Aviva where he was UK HR Director and then HR Centre of Expertise Director.
2:35 pm - 2:55 pm
Creating a Brilliant Civil Service for the UK
Theatre: The State of the Public Sector
The Civil Service is now half way through its 2016-2020 workforce plan, which seeks to improve the commercial capability, digital transformation and the diversity and inclusiveness of the Civil Service. This session will explore how it is:
- Attracting and retaining people of talent
- Building career paths that develop breadth of experience and depth of expertise
- Developing world-class leaders
- Becoming the UK’s most inclusive employer