10th October 2014
How do you prepare your organisation before, during and immediately after a general election? How far in advance can you talk to the political parties prior to the election? Who do you think Ministers will pay attention to in forming their view of your organisation?
As we lead up to the 2015 general election, we will be helping the leaders of Arm's Length Bodies understand what is expected of them and how they fit into wider preparations. This event will welcome Philip Rycroft, Director General of the Deputy Prime Minister's Office; and Sue Gray, Director General of the Propriety and Ethics Team and Head of the Private Offices Group at Cabinet Office. Philip and Sue will discuss ways in which you can prepare your organisation for a general election and the degree to which you can engage with political parties prior to the election.
This event is scheduled for 10 October 2014, 2 - 4:30 pm at the Institute for Government in 2 Carlton Gardens, London, SW1Y 5AA, and will be structured as follows:
13:45 Arrival for networking, tea and coffee
14:00 Opening remarks and introductions by John Alty, Chief Executive Officer and Comptroller General of the Intellectual Property Office
14:05 Presentation by Philip Rycroft, Director General of the Deputy Prime Minister's Office, and Sue Gray, Director General, Propriety and Ethics Team at Cabinet Office
14:45 Q and A session
15:15 Tea and coffee
Background information on the speakers
Philip Rycroft is Director General in the Deputy Prime Minister's Office. He supports the DPM across the full range of his policy interests and is also responsible for the Constitution Group in the Cabinet Office. Prior to joining the DPM's Office, he was Corporate Affairs Director at Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Ltd. Previous roles have mainly been in Government, including Director General Innovation and Enterprise and Chief Executive of the Better Regulation Executive in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; Director General Education in the Scottish Government; and Head of the Enterprise, Transport and Lifelong Learning Department in the Scottish Executive. Philip also spent time on secondment from Government with Scottish & Newcastle plc and in the Cabinet of Vice-President Leon Brittan in the European Commission.
Sue Gray is the Director General, Propriety and Ethics Team and Head of Private Offices Group at Cabinet Office. Sue joined the Cabinet Office in the late 1990s, prior to which she worked in Transport, Health and DWP covering a range of roles which included both policy and front line delivery. Sue and her team oversee the provision of advice to all government departments on standards and ethics issues, corporate governance in public bodies and manages public appointments. As part of her role as Head of the Private Offices Group, Sue oversees management of the private offices of ministers and permanent secretaries within the Cabinet Office.
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