Gillian Morgan

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Dame Gillian Morgan, DBE (born in Llwynypia, 1953) was Permanent Secretary to the Welsh Assembly Government between 1 May 2008 and August 2012.[1]

Labour Party conference 2007

Professional career[edit]

Healthcare[edit]

Morgan's career has been mainly in healthcare, both in medicine and management and includes a period as Chief Executive of North and East Devon Health Authority. She has worked as a doctor in hospitals, general practice and public health medicine working both as a consultant and as the Director of Public Health for Leicestershire. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Public Health and a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners. She was President of the Institute of Health Services Management in 1997-98 and is a past President of the International Hospital Federation. At the turn of the century Morgan was Chief Executive of the North & East Devon Health AUthority, based in Exeter where her husband was teacher at Exeter School. From 2002 to 2008 Morgan was Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation, until it was announced that she was to become the next Permanent Secretary to the Welsh Assembly Government in May 2008.[2] She retired on 31 August 2012.

While working in healthcare, Morgan served on a large number of national committees and working groups and was a member of the NHS Stakeholder Forum. Morgan was also one of the three members of the review team led by Sir Jeremy Beecham set up in 2006 to advise the Welsh Assembly Government on the reform of public services in Wales.

She was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in June 2004 and was awarded Honorary Doctor of Science by The City University, London, London in May 2006.[3]

Welsh Assembly Government[edit]

On 20 February 2008 it was announced that she would become Permanent Secretary (heads up the civil service) to the Welsh Assembly Government on 1 May 2008.[4] She retired from the post in August 2012.[5]

Offices held[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir Jon Shortridge
Permanent Secretary to the Welsh Assembly Government
2008 - 2012
Succeeded by
Derek Jones

References[edit]

  1. ^ Permanent Secretary "Welsh Assembly Government website" Check |url= value (help). Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  2. ^ BBC Wales, 'New top civil servant appointed' "BBC Wales" Check |url= value (help). Welsh Assembly Government. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Profiles". NHS Confederation. Archived from the original on 28 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-02-27. 
  4. ^ Permanent Secretary "Welsh Assembly Government website" Check |url= value (help). Welsh Assembly Government. Retrieved 2008-02-20. 
  5. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/civil-service-pay-off-former-permanent-6858693