Senior Leadership Team

Richard Jarvis, Chief Executive

Richard joined the JAC in February 2017 from the National School of Government International, where he was the Head of this cross-departmental unit providing advisory support on civil service and centre of government reform to overseas governments.

Prior to this Richard was the Chief Executive of the Civil Service Commission and Head of Independent Offices (Commissioner for Public Appointments, House of Lords Appointments Commission and the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments).

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Alex McMurtrie, Deputy Chief Executive

Alex joined the JAC in September 2017 as Head of Policy before being appointed as the Deputy Chief Executive in November 2021. A career civil servant, Alex previously worked for the Cabinet Office, as Head of Honours Operations, to deliver the Cabinet Secretary’s proposals for the twice-yearly honours lists to the Prime Minister and The Queen.

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Sharon Foster-King, Head of Operations and Digital

Sharon was appointed as Head of Operations in June 2017, becoming Head of Operations and Digital in August 2018. She previously worked for the Civil Service Fast Stream, the Civil Service Commission, Government Equalities Office and for the Department for Work and Pensions.

Prior to that Sharon had spent 20 years working in operational delivery in Jobcentre Plus.

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