Sir John Elvidge questioned on Future of the Civil Service

11 January 2013

This is the second session of the Public Administration Select Committee’s (PASC) inquiry into the future of the Civil Service and will focus on governance within Whitehall departments. The Committee will first take evidence from four witnesses with experience working in, or with, both the private and public sector, particularly at board level

Particular issues to be explored may include:

  • Current concerns about competency in the Civil Service;
  • lessons for Whitehall from the private sector; and
  • the use of non-executive directors on Civil Service departmental boards.


At 9.45am, Tuesday 15 January 2013, Committee Room 16, Palace of Westminster

  • Sir John Elvidge, former Permanent Secretary, Scottish Government
  • Dr Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman, Reform
  • Professor Andrew Kakabadse, Professor of International Management Development, Cranfield University
  • Dr Suzy Walton, former senior civil servant at the Cabinet Office

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