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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Rob Aldridge, Head of Operations and Digital

Rob joined the JAC as the Head of Operational Delivery in November 2018, before being appointed as Head of Operations and Digital in March 2022. He has worked in a variety of Civil Service roles over the last 10 years, most recently in the Cabinet Office, overseeing aspects of how the Civil Service Fast Stream operates. Prior to that Rob worked for the Ministry of Justice on the Department’s Freedom of Information and Data Protection operations.

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