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New Charity President and Chair

1 May 2019

Sir Mark Sedwill and Peter Schofield to champion crucially important work of The Charity for Civil Servants as new President and Chair

The Charity for Civil Servants is pleased to announce the appointment of Sir Mark Sedwill, KCMG, Cabinet Secretary as President and Peter Schofield, CB, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Work and Pensions as Chair.

The new appointments, effective from 23 April 2019, have taken place following the retirement of Sue Owen DCB in April 2019.

Peter a long-term financial supporter and donor commented; “The Charity plays an increasingly important part in the wellbeing of so many people and I am looking forward to joining the Board and the team at the Charity to help support them with this vital work.”

Mark, who has most recently supported the Charity’s Brexit and mental health initiative, remarked, “Civil servants work tirelessly to deliver the policy agenda of government, including Brexit – the largest peacetime task the Civil Service has ever faced. I welcome the opportunity to be President of the Charity as it continues to support civil servants at this critical juncture and into the future.”

Last year people came to the Charity for help over 48,000 times, in 2016 that figure was just under 15,000.

  • In 2018 the Charity issued 2,200 Carers’ Passports and Statements
  • The Charity gave £2.2million in 3,800 payments to alleviate need last year

Graham Hooper, CEO of the Charity, said, “We are hugely grateful for the dedication and support of Sue Owen. We now very much look forward to Mark and Peter building on this foundation and championing the crucially important work of the Charity.

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