Clare Moriarty

Dame Clare Moriarty DCB (born 6 April 1963) is a former British civil servant, who served as Permanent Secretary of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) from March 2019 until January 2020.[1] In November 2017, she was appointed the first civil service “faith and belief” champion, to represent all faiths and beliefs and promote interfaith dialogue.[2] On the 24 March 2021 it was announced that Dame Clare would become the new CEO for Citizens Advice, Dame Clare will assume the new role on 26 April 2021. [3]

Dame Clare Moriarty

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Permanent Secretary for the
Department for Exiting the European Union
In office
29 March 2019 – 31 January 2020
Prime MinisterTheresa May
Boris Johnson
Sec. of State
Preceded byPhilip Rycroft
Succeeded byPosition abolished
Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
3 August 2015 – 29 March 2019
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Theresa May
Sec. of State
Preceded byBronwyn Hill
Succeeded byTamara Finkelstein
Personal details
Born (1963-04-06) 6 April 1963 (age 58)
England
Alma materBalliol College, Oxford
OccupationCivil Servant

Early life and educationEdit

Moriarty was born on 6 April 1963.[4] She is the daughter of Michael John Moriarty, a career civil servant.[5] She was educated at North London Collegiate School, an all-girls independent school in London.[4] She studied maths at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1985.[4]

CareerEdit

Moriarty held roles in the Department of Health, the Ministry of Justice, Department for Transport (DfT) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).[6][7] At the DfT, she was Director General Corporate Group and, from January 2013, Director General for Rail.[8] She was appointed Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in August 2015.[1] As of 2015, Moriarty was paid a salary of between £160,000 and £164,999 by the department, making her one of the 328 most highly paid people in the British public sector at that time.[9]

Moriarty advocates the use of Twitter amongst civil servants, and has written in The Guardian how Twitter can be used by in particular by senior female staff to be seen as more accessible.[10]

In March 2019, she left her role as Permanent Secretary at the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and became Permanent Secretary at the Department for Exiting the European Union, replacing Philip Rycroft.[11] Following the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU at the end of January 2020 and the closure of the Department for Exiting the European Union, Moriarty left the civil service in March 2020.[12][13]

HonoursEdit

She was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) in the 2016 New Year Honours[14] and Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath (DCB) in the 2020 Birthday Honours.[15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK. Retrieved 31 January 2016. Clare Moriarty took up her appointment as Permanent Secretary for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 3 August 2015.
  2. ^ Rutter, Tamsin (10 November 2017). "Defra perm sec appointed first civil service faith champion". Civil Service World.
  3. ^ Advice, Citizens (24 March 2021). "Citizens Advice Announcement". Citizens Advice.
  4. ^ a b c "Moriarty, Clare Mary". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Moriarty, Michael John". Who's Who 2019. Oxford University Press. 1 December 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK. Retrieved 31 January 2016. ...her career has encompassed leadership roles in complex policy and finance, corporate support functions and operational areas in a number of government departments including the Department of Health, the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Transport.
  7. ^ Driver, Alistair (2 July 2015). "Rail leader appointed as new Defra Permanent Secretary". Farmers Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK. Retrieved 31 January 2016. ...she was appointed Director General for Rail in January 2013 in the Department for Transport. [...] Before this she was Director General, Corporate Group in the Department for Transport.
  9. ^ "Senior officials 'high earners' salaries as at 30 September 2015 - GOV.UK". www.gov.uk. 17 December 2015. Retrieved 13 March 2016.
  10. ^ "'I'm not a faceless bureaucrat': why women should use Twitter at work". Clare Moriarty. The Guardian. 26 November 2014.
  11. ^ "New appointments this week in UK politics, the civil service and public affairs". PoliticsHome. 11 March 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  12. ^ "Civil Service says farewell to Clare Moriarty". GOV.UK (Press release). 12 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  13. ^ Osborne, Simon (12 March 2020). "Boris Johnson nightmare as another Whitehall mandarin walks out". Express. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  14. ^ Rutter, Tamsin (30 December 2015). "The public servants honoured in the 2016 New Year honours list". The Guardian. Retrieved 31 January 2016. Clare Moriarty, permanent secretary at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and former director general in the Rail Executive at the Department for Transport, becomes a Companion of the Order of the Bath.
  15. ^ "No. 63135". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B3.
  16. ^ Davies, Caroline; Murphy, Simon (9 October 2020). "Runners and writers: who got what in the birthday honours list". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 October 2020. Clare Moriarty, the former permanent secretary at the Department for Exiting the EU, is receiving a damehood for public service.
Government offices
Preceded by
Bronwyn Hill
Permanent Secretary of the
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

2015–2019
Succeeded by
Tamara Finkelstein
Preceded by
Philip Rycroft
Permanent Secretary of the
Department for Exiting the European Union

2019
Succeeded by
Department abolished

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