Permanent Secretary for DCMS, Sue Owen, becomes Civil Service Diversity Champion

The Permanent Secretary for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport, Sue Owen, has been announced as the new Civil Service Diversity Champion. The announcement was made on GOV.UK this week by the Head of the Civil Service and Cabinet Secretary, Sir Jeremey Heywood.

Sue takes up the role, alongside her current role as Civil Service LGB&T Champion, starting in August, taking over from Sir Simon Fraser as he steps down as Permanent Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

This new role for Sue will see her take an even more prominent position in leading diversity and inclusion policy within the Civil Service.

Writing for GOV.UK, Sue said she was “thrilled to be taking on this role at such an important time in the Civil Service’s journey.”

She goes on to say she is looking “forward to working closely with my fellow permanent secretary champions to ensure that [the Talent Action Plan] actions become reality for civil servants all over the country.”

We look forward to working with Sue as she shapes her new role and continues to support LGB* people across the Civil Service.

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