Jonathan Slater

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Jonathan Slater
Director-General,
Economic and Domestic Secretariat,
Cabinet Office
In office
October 2015 – 3 May 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Melanie Dawes
Permanent Secretary of the
Department for Education
Assumed office
April 2016
Prime Minister David Cameron
Minister Nicky Morgan
Preceded by Chris Wormald
Personal details
Born (1961-11-29) November 29, 1961 (age 56)

Jonathan Slater (born 29 November 1961) is a British civil servant.[1] Since May 2016, he has been Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education.[2]

Career

Slater joined Her Majesty's Civil Service in 2001 into the Cabinet Office, having worked for Islington Borough Council.[1][3] After four years there, he did a stint in the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit at Number 10 in 2005, working on NHS reform and the capability review programme. In 2006, he moved to the Ministry of Justice,[3] working in the National Offender Management Service as its Director of Performance & Improvement, and then in 2008 as Chief Executive of the Office for Criminal Justice Reform before being promoted in 2009 to be Director-General, Transformation.[3][4][1]

In July 2011, Slater moved to the Ministry of Defence as its Director-General, Transformation and Corporate Strategy, "pinched" by his former Permanent Secretary Ursula Brennan.[5] His position was subsequently changed to be Director-General, Head Office and Commissioning Services.[6][1]

In October 2015, Slater was appointed to replace Melanie Dawes as head of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat at the Cabinet Office. Seven months later he was again promoted to be the Permanent Secretary of the Department for Education, succeeding Chris Wormald when he moved to the Department of Health.[6][7]

References

  1. ^ a b c d A & C Black (2015). SLATER, Jonathan. Who's Who 2016. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  2. ^ "Jonathan Slater - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  3. ^ a b c "Jonathan Slater - MOD". Gender. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  4. ^ "Jonathan Slater - Sciences & technology in the service of society". www.csap.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  5. ^ "Interview: Ursula Brennan | Civil Service World". www.civilserviceworld.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  6. ^ a b "New Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education - Press releases - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-04-28.
  7. ^ "Cabinet Office's Jonathan Slater is new Department for Education perm sec | Civil Service World". www.civilserviceworld.com. Retrieved 2016-04-28.

Offices held

Government offices
Preceded by
Unknown
Director-General,
Transformation
Ministry of Justice

2009–2011
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Unknown
Director-General,
Head Office and Commissioning Services
Ministry of Defence

2011–2015
Succeeded by
Mark Preston (acting)
Preceded by
Melanie Dawes
Director-General,
Economic and Domestic Secretariat,
Cabinet Office

October 2015–April 2016
Succeeded by
Unknown
Preceded by
Chris Wormald
Permanent Secretary of the
Department for Education

3 May 2016–
Incumbent
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