Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary
The Cabinet Office Permanent Secretary is the second-most senior civil servant of the Cabinet Office. It was conventionally joined with the positions of Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service. This triple role was disbanded in January 2012 after Gus O'Donnell retired.
Due to the Cabinet Office having expanded and taken on new responsibilities since the election, including cutting costs and driving efficiency across government, it is led by a dedicated Permanent Secretary.
The current Permanent Secretary of the Cabinet Office is Richard Heaton who is also First Parliamentary Council.