England & Wales

Top civil servants land private sector roles

If previous form is anything to go by, a more developed market in public services will see senior civil servants and managers joining private outsourcing companies to compete for government business. Centre for Public Service Partnerships Director John Tizard comments on this trend in The Guardian. He says that says hiring public sector talent provides much-needed credibility and connections:

“Private companies want expertise and understanding of some of the softer aspects: the culture, behaviour, the politics, how you work the political interface”