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Evans, Alun Trevor Bernard free

CBE 2018

Born 8 Dec. 1958; s of late Thomas Francis Evans and Marjorie Gladys Evans (née Macken); m 1986, Ingrid Elisabeth Dammers; two d

Chief Executive and Secretary, British Academy, since 2015


County Sch., Ashford, Middx; Essex Univ. (BA Hons); Birmingham Univ. (MPhil 1983)


Civil Servant, Dept of Employment, subseq. DfEE, 1983–98: Private Sec. to Paymaster Gen. and Minister for Employment, 1986; Asst Regl Dir, Eastern Reg., 1992–93; Hd, Nuclear Safety Policy Div., HSE, 1993–94; Principal Private Sec. to Sec. of State for Employment, 1994–95, to Sec. of State for Educn and Employment, 1995–98; Hd, Strategic Communications Unit, Prime Minister’s Office, 1998–2000; Dir of Communications, DETR, then DTLR, 2000–01; Sec. to Inquiry into lessons to be learned from foot and mouth disease outbreak, 2001–02; Cabinet Office, 2002–03; Dir of Civil Resilience, ODPM, subseq. of Fire and Resilience, DCLG, 2003–06; Director General: Transformation, DCLG, 2006–08; Sci. and Res., DIUS, 2008; Dir, Policy and Analysis Profession, DIUS, 2008–09; Dir, Delivery and Implementation, later Strategy, BIS, 2009–10; Sec., Detainee Inquiry, 2010–12; Dir, Scotland Office, 2012–15. Sen. Fellow (pt-time), Inst. for Government, 2011–; Gwilym Gibbon Fellow, Nuffield Coll., Oxford, 2014–; Vis. Prof., KCL, 2015–


political history, family, cricket, running, art, opera


British Academy, 10–11 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5AH


Garrick; Occasionals, Mandarins Cricket

See Also

R. J. E. Evans