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. Currently, it is joined with the role of the Chief Operating Officer for the Cabinet Office Efficiency and Reform Group which works with the Minister for the Cabinet Office, Head of the Home Civil Service and the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to coordinate efficiency and accountability.
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.