Clare Moriarty

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Clare Moriarty

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Permanent Secretary for the
Department for Exiting the European Union
Assumed office
29 March 2019
Sec. of State
Preceded byPhilip Rycroft
Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
3 August 2015 – 29 March 2019
Sec. of State
Preceded byBronwyn Hill
Succeeded byTamara Finkelstein
Personal details
Born (1963-04-06) 6 April 1963 (age 56)
NationalityBritish
OccupationCivil Servant

Clare Moriarty CB (born 6 April 1963) is a British civil servant, who is the current Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU).[1] In November 2017, she was appointed as the first civil service faith and belief champion, whose role is to represent staff of all faiths and beliefs as well as promote interfaith dialogue.[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Moriarty was born on 6 April 1963.[3] She is the daughter of Michael John Moriarty, a career civil servant.[4] She was educated at North London Collegiate School, an all-girls independent school in London.[3] She studied maths at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1985.[3]

Career[edit]

Moriarty held roles in the Department of Health, the Ministry of Justice, Department for Transport (DfT) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).[5][6] At the DfT, she was Director General Corporate Group and, from January 2013, Director General for Rail.[7] She was appointed Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in August 2015.[1] As of 2015, Moriarty was paid a salary of between £160,000 and £164,999 by the department, making her one of the 328 most highly paid people in the British public sector at that time.[8]

Moriarty advocates the use of Twitter amongst civil servants, and has written in The Guardian how Twitter can be used by in particular by senior female staff to be seen as more accessible.[9]

On 9 March 2019, it was announced that she will leave her role as Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and become the Permanent Under-Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, replacing Philip Rycroft.[10]

Honours[edit]

She was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2016 New Year Honours.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK. Retrieved 31 January 2016. Clare Moriarty took up her appointment as Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Defra perm sec appointed first civil service faith champion". Civil Service World. 10 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Moriarty, Clare Mary". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Moriarty, Michael John". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK. Retrieved 31 January 2016. ...her career has encompassed leadership roles in complex policy and finance, corporate support functions and operational areas in a number of government departments including the Department of Health, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport.
  6. ^ Driver, Alistair (2 July 2015). "Rail leader appointed as new Defra Permanent Secretary". Farmers Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK. Retrieved 31 January 2016. ...she was appointed Director General for Rail in January 2013 in the Department for Transport. [...] Before this she was Director General, Corporate Group in the Department for Transport.
  8. ^ "Senior officials 'high earners' salaries as at 30 September 2015 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  9. ^ "'I'm not a faceless bureaucrat': why women should use Twitter at work". Clare Moriarty. The Guardian. 26 November 2014.
  10. ^ "New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs". PoliticsHome. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  11. ^ Rutter, Tamsin (30 December 2015). "The public servants honoured in the 2016 New Year honours list". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2016. Clare Moriarty, permanent secretary at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and former director general in the Rail Executive at the Department for Transport, becomes a Companion of the Order of the Bath.

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