Permanent Secretary, Home Office
Policy Leaders Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy
Philip Rutnam became Permanent Secretary for the Home Office in April 2017, after five years in the same role at the Department for Transport (DfT). Before joining DfT, Philip was the Director General, Business and Skills, at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). He was responsible for policy on industry and enterprise, including regional economic development and support for small business. Before joining BIS, Philip helped to establish Ofcom and then led its work on competition, economic regulation and use of the radio spectrum.