Tom Scholar

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Tom Scholar
Downing Street Chief of Staff
In office
27 June 2007 – 23 January 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Jonathan Powell
Succeeded by Stephen Carter
Principal Private Secretary to the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
27 June 2007 – 23 January 2008
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Oliver Robbins
Succeeded by Jeremy Heywood
Personal details
Born 1968 (age 45–46)
Nationality British

Thomas Whinfield Scholar, known commonly as Tom Scholar, is a British civil servant who is a director [1] of the nationalised bank, Northern Rock and was previously Chief of Staff for Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street. He is currently the Second Permanent Secretary to the Treasury and heads the department's International and Finance Directorate.

His father, Michael Scholar, is also a Civil Servant, currently employed as the non-executive chairman of the British Government's Statistics Board and former President of St John's College, Oxford.

Tom Scholar was previously an Executive Director (ED) at the World Bank.

He was educated at Dulwich College (1979–1986),[2] Trinity Hall, Cambridge and the London School of Economics.

He has two younger brothers, Richard and John.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Investor Relations | Virgin Money UK". Companyinfo.northernrock.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-09-29. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
Government offices
Preceded by
Jonathan Powell
Downing Street Chief of Staff
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Stephen Carter
Preceded by
Oliver Robbins
Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister
2007–2008
Succeeded by
Jeremy Heywood