Jeremy Heywood

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The Lord Heywood of Whitehall

Sir Jeremy Heywood at the Civil Service Board meeting, January 2015
Heywood in 2015
Cabinet Secretary
In office
1 January 2012 – 24 October 2018
Prime Minister
Preceded bySir Gus O'Donnell
Succeeded bySir Mark Sedwill
Head of the Home Civil Service
In office
September 2014 – 24 October 2018
Prime Minister
Preceded bySir Bob Kerslake
Succeeded bySir Mark Sedwill
Downing Street Permanent Secretary
In office
11 May 2010 – 1 January 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byOffice created
Succeeded byOffice abolished
Downing Street Chief of Staff
In office
10 October 2008 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byStephen Carter
Succeeded byEdward Llewellyn
Principal Private Secretary to the
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
In office
23 January 2008 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byTom Scholar
Succeeded byJames Bowler
In office
4 June 1999 – 10 July 2003
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byIvan Rogers
Succeeded bySir John Holmes
Personal details
Born
Jeremy John Heywood

(1961-12-31)31 December 1961
Glossop, Derbyshire, England
Died4 November 2018(2018-11-04) (aged 56)
London, England
NationalityBritish
Spouse(s)Suzanne Elizabeth Cook
Children3
Alma mater

Jeremy John Heywood, Baron Heywood of Whitehall, KCB, CVO (31 December 1961 – 4 November 2018) was a senior British civil servant. He was Cabinet Secretary from 1 January 2012, and Head of the Home Civil Service from September 2014, until stepping down in October 2018. He was the Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, as well as the Downing Street Chief of Staff and the first and only Downing Street Permanent Secretary.[1][2]

Heywood was diagnosed with lung cancer in June 2017. He retired on health grounds on 24 October 2018.[3] He died on 4 November 2018 in London, aged 56.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Senior Appointments, 10 Downing Street website, 23 January 2008, archived from the original on 16 January 2010, retrieved 19 January 2010 Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Cabinet Office Structure Charts" (PDF). Cabinet Office HM Government. May 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 July 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Statement on Sir Jeremy Heywood, gov.uk, 24 October 2018
  4. "Former Cabinet Secretary Sir Jeremy Heywood dies from cancer at 56". ITV News. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. "Ex-civil service chief Sir Jeremy Heywood dies". BBC News. 4 November 2018.