Kwasi Kwarteng – 2022 Statement on Appointment of James Bowler as Permanent Secretary

The statement made by Kwasi Kwarteng, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 10 October 2022.

I’m delighted to welcome James [Bowler] back to the Treasury and Beth [Russell] and Cat [Little] into their new roles as Second Permanent Secretaries. James joined the Civil Service over 20 years ago and has enormous experience delivering across a range of Government departments. Beth and Cat bring experience and continuity and it’s fantastic to have them as part of the Treasury’s top team.

James has a proven track record of delivery and strong leadership, both of which will be vital as we drive towards our mission of igniting growth and raising living standards for everyone across the UK.