Sir Richard Heaton

Warden at Robinson College Cambridge

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Warden of Robinson College, Cambridge

Sir Richard Heaton is Warden of Robinson College, Cambridge. Sir Richard was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice and Clerk of the Crown in Chancery from 2015 to 2020, and Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office from 2012 to 2015. He held a number of other legal and non-legal roles earlier in his career including at the Home Office, the Attorney General’s Office and the Department for Work and Pensions. For six years Sir Richard was senior race champion for the UK civil service, promoting progression into and within the service by talented individuals from all backgrounds. Richard started his career as a barrister before joining the Home Office as a legal adviser in 1991.