Advisory Council

Sir Christopher Wormald KCB

Permanent Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Care and Head of the Policy Profession, UK Government

Chris Wormald was appointed Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health in May 2016. 

His previous posts include: 

  • Permanent Secretary for the Department for Education 
  • Director General in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office, Cabinet Office 
  • Head of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat, Cabinet Office 
  • Director General, Public Service Reform, Cabinet Office 
  • Director General for Local Government and Regeneration at the
  • Department for Communities and Local Government 
  • Principal Private Secretary to Estelle Morris and Charles Clarke