UK Home Office announces senior staffing changes

Home Office staffing changes
UK Home Office. Source: Steve Cadman

The Permanent Secretary at the UK Home Office announced on 24 May a number of changes in senior staffing.

New faces

Among the staffing changes, Second Permanent Secretary, Patsy Wilkinson, has decided to take on a national security role outside the department from next month. A process to appoint her successor will commence in due course.

Charu Gorasia, currently interim Director General for Finance at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), has been appointed as the Home Office’s new Director General for Capabilities and Resources. She will be replacing Fiona Spencer, who has filled the role in an interim basis since October 2017 and will now return to her role as the Home Office’s Chief Portfolio Officer.

Tyson Hepple has been appointed as interim Director General of Immigration Enforcement in place of Hugh Ind, who is moving to work at the Cabinet Office where he will take forward the Public Sector Apprenticeships Strategy. Tyson, currently the Director of Asylum and Protection in UK Visas and Immigration, will take up his new role in early June.

Well wishes

I’m delighted that Charu will be joining the team at the Home Office, bringing with her a wealth of experience from DWP, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and UK Trade & Investment,” said Permanent Secretary Sir Philip Rutnam, “I look forward to working with Tyson in his new role.”

“I also want to thank Patsy, Fiona and Hugh for their huge contribution to the Home Office in their senior roles and for their unswerving dedication to public service. I wish them every possible success going forward.”

Source: UK Home Office

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