Appointment of Director General, Propriety and Ethics

The Cabinet Secretary, with the approval of the Prime Minister, has appointed Darren Tierney as the new Director General, Propriety and Ethics.

Darren joins from the Department for International Trade where he was most recently the Director General of Global Trade and Investment. He has held a number of senior roles across a 20 year career in the Civil Service, including at the Ministry of Justice and the Cabinet Office.

The Director General, Propriety and Ethics, oversees the Honours Secretariat and Privy Council Office and provides support for the Cabinet Secretary on the operation of Government, including propriety and ethics advice to all government departments on standards and ethics issues. The purpose of the role is to ensure the highest standards of propriety, integrity and governance within Government.

Darren will begin his role on Monday 22nd March 2021.

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