Melanie Dawes

Melanie Henrietta Dawes
Melanie Henrietta Dawes, CB (born 9 March 1966) is a British economist and civil servant.wikipedia
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Permanent secretary

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Since March 2015, she has been Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. In January 2015, Dawes was announced as the next Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government, succeeding Sir Bob Kerslake.

Malvern St James

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She was educated at Malvern Girls' College, then an all-girls independent school in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

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Since March 2015, she has been Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. In January 2015, Dawes was announced as the next Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government, succeeding Sir Bob Kerslake.
The Permanent Secretary is Melanie Dawes who took up her post on 1 March 2015.

2013 Birthday Honours

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In the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2013, Dawes was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) "for services to the Civil Service in the field of Economic Policy".

Bob Kerslake

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In January 2015, Dawes was announced as the next Permanent Secretary of the Department for Communities and Local Government, succeeding Sir Bob Kerslake.

Benedict Brogan

In 1992, Dawes married Benedict Brogan.
Brogan is married to Melanie Dawes and together they have a daughter.

Order of the Bath

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In the Queen's Birthday Honours for 2013, Dawes was appointed a Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB) "for services to the Civil Service in the field of Economic Policy". Melanie Henrietta Dawes, CB (born 9 March 1966) is a British economist and civil servant.

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

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She was the first permanent secretary to be appointed under a new scheme in which the Prime Minister has the final say over selection. She was the first permanent secretary to be appointed under a new scheme in which the Prime Minister has the final say in the recruitment process; the PM now chooses directly from a list created by the Civil Service Commissioners, rather than only having a veto over the Commissioners' preferred candidate.

HM Treasury

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She previously worked at HM Treasury, at HM Revenue and Customs, and in the Cabinet Office.

HM Revenue and Customs

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She previously worked at HM Treasury, at HM Revenue and Customs, and in the Cabinet Office.

Cabinet Office

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She previously worked at HM Treasury, at HM Revenue and Customs, and in the Cabinet Office. From October 2011 to 2015, she was Director General of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office.

Harris Bokhari

She is a Trustee of the Patchwork Foundation, founded by Harris Bokhari.

Independent school (United Kingdom)

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She was educated at Malvern Girls' College, then an all-girls independent school in Malvern, Worcestershire.

Malvern, Worcestershire

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She was educated at Malvern Girls' College, then an all-girls independent school in Malvern, Worcestershire.

New College, Oxford

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She studied at New College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

Postgraduate education

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She then undertook postgraduate studies in economics at Birkbeck College, London, graduating with a Master of Science (MSc) degree.

Birkbeck, University of London

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She then undertook postgraduate studies in economics at Birkbeck College, London, graduating with a Master of Science (MSc) degree.

Dave Hartnett

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She was Director General for Business Tax at HMRC from November 2007, replacing Dave Hartnett.

Secretariat (administrative office)

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From October 2011 to 2015, she was Director General of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat in the Cabinet Office.

Civil Service Commission (United Kingdom)

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She was the first permanent secretary to be appointed under a new scheme in which the Prime Minister has the final say in the recruitment process; the PM now chooses directly from a list created by the Civil Service Commissioners, rather than only having a veto over the Commissioners' preferred candidate.

Which?

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She was a Member of the Council of Which? between 2011 and 2015.

Trustee

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Dawes is a trustee of the Patchwork Foundation.