Following the recent move of Philip Rutnam to the Home Office, Bernadette Kelly has been appointed as the new Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport.
The appointment has been made by the Cabinet Secretary with the approval of the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Transport.
Bernadette, said: “I am delighted to be appointed as Permanent Secretary at the Department for Transport.
“DfT is a great department and I have hugely enjoyed working here in rail. It is an honour to be asked to lead the department and I’m looking forward to the challenge ahead.”