Brian Bender

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Sir Brian Geoffrey Bender, KCB (born 1949[1]) is a retired British civil servant, who served as the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (later the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and the Department of Trade and Industry.[2] (later the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform). He became Chairman of the London Metal Exchange in April 2010,[3] and is a Governor of Dulwich College, a trustee of Lloyds Register Foundation and a non-executive Director of the Financial Reporting Council.

Bender was appointed twice to the Order of the Bath; originally, a Companion or CB, and later the Knight Commander or KCB in the 2003 Birthday Honours[4]

Career history[edit]

Bender held the following posts:

  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) 1973-1989
  • Private secretary to Secretary of State for Trade 1976-77
  • Seconded to UK Permanent Representation to the European Community
  • First Secretary, Trade Policy 1977-82
  • Counsellor, Industry and Energy 1985-89
  • Deputy Head, European Secretariat, Cabinet Office 1990-93
  • Head, Regional Development, DTI 1993-94
  • Deputy Secretary and Head of European Secretariat, Cabinet Office 1994-99
  • Permanent Secretary, Cabinet Office 1999-2000
  • Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 2000-01
  • Permanent Secretary, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2001-05
  • Permanent Secretary, Department of Trade and Industry 2005-2007
  • Permanent Secretary, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 2007-2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10 Downing Street (2000-05-05). "New permanent secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food [press release]". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  2. ^ 10 Downing Street (2005-07-15). "Brian Bender appointed Permanent Secretary at the DTI [press release]". Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  3. ^ "LME appoints Sir Brian Bender as chairman". Metal Bulletin. 20 April 2010. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 56963. p. 2. 2003-06-14. Retrieved 2009-04-11.

Offices held[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Richard Packer
Permanent Secretary of the
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

2000-2001
Succeeded by
Himself
As Perm Sec, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Preceded by
Himself
As Perm Sec, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food
Permanent Secretary of the
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2001-2005
Succeeded by
Dame Helen Ghosh
Preceded by
Sir Robin Young
Permanent Secretary of the
Department of Trade and Industry

2005-2007
Succeeded by
Himself
As Perm Sec, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
Preceded by
Himself
As Perm Sec, Department of Trade and Industry
Permanent Secretary of the
Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

2007-2009
Succeeded by
Simon Fraser