The Prime Minister's Office
The Prime Minister has made a number of changes to the senior staffing and internal structure of Number 10 (4 September).
These changes are designed to strengthen short and medium term policy development at the centre, including links with the wider policy community. They will also support the PM's intention to focus on leading the Government's heavy domestic policy agenda over the period ahead.
In the new structure:
- Jonathan Powell, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, will have direct responsibility for leading and co-ordinating operations across Number 10 reporting to the Prime Minister.
- Geoff Mulgan, presently running the Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office, becomes Head of Policy at Number 10, working alongside Jeremy Heywood, the Prime Minister's Principal Private Secretary, who will retain overall management responsibility for the Policy Directorate and Number 10 operations. Geoff Mulgan will continue to oversee the work of the Strategy Unit, ensuring that Number 10's policy and strategy work are more closely co-ordinated.
- Andrew Adonis will take on a new cross-cutting policy role as the Prime Minister's Senior Policy Adviser on Education, Public Services and Constitutional Reform.
- Matthew Taylor will be joining the Number 10 Policy Directorate later in the autumn on secondment from the Institute for Public Policy Research, where he is director. He will have lead responsibility within the Number 10 Policy Directorate for policy planning for the next Parliament and strengthening links on policy between Number 10 and the Labour Party and the wider policy community.
- Sally Morgan will remain as Director of Government Relations. Jo Gibbons will join Number 10 to work in Sally's team.
- David Hill, as has been announced, becomes the Prime Minister's Director of Communications within a new structure for managing information and communications at the centre of government in line with recommendations accepted from the Phillis Committee.
- Peter Hyman continues as the PM's Senior Strategic Communications Adviser.
- Pat McFadden will become Director of Political Operations with a strengthened remit in relation to political management and providing support for the development of the Government's political strategy. His salary will continue to be paid by the Labour Party.