New Permanent Secretary For DECC
By Paul Homewood
h/t Philip Bratby
DECC announce that Alex Chisholm has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change:
Alex Chisholm has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. This follows the announcement that Stephen Lovegrove will move across to become Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence.
Alex, who is currently Chief Executive of the Competition and Markets Authority, was chosen following an open competition.
The appointment has been made by the Prime Minister in agreement with the Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremy Heywood, and the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Amber Rudd.
Alex will take up his post at DECC on Monday 4 July.
Alex Chisholm has spent the last 9 years heading up high performance public agencies responsible for economic regulation and market development: the UK’s Competition & Markets Authority, and Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation. Previously he worked for 12 years in business, beginning in the strategy team at Pearson plc and then running a series of international businesses in the media, technology, ecommerce and retail sectors. His early career was spent in the Civil Service which he joined as a fast-streamer and then worked in a number of economic policy roles in the Department of Trade & Industry and the Office of Fair Trading.
So he knows naff all about energy, and even less about climate!