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Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Principal, Hertford College, Oxford University and chair of the Big Innovation Centre

Sunday 11 Sep 2011
Chris Last, HR director general at the Department for Work and Pensions, is to be the first head of government HR operations.

Chris Last, HR director general at the Department for Work and Pensions, is to be the first head of government HR operations.

The role is in addition to his departmental accountabilities and will include cross-government responsibility for HR professionalism and talent management. It will also include responsibility for the overall performance management of human resources across government.

Last said: "I am really pleased to be able to take on this new role. It is a challenging but important time for the development of government HR. I look forward to working with my colleagues across government to continue to deliver this ambitious programme."