Sir Paul Britton

Sir Paul Britton CB CVO is a retired civil servant. He served in various departments in the period 1971-97, chiefly the Department of the Environment, where he was, successively, Director of Local Government Finance and Director of Sustainable Development. Between the latter date and 2016, he worked mostly in the Cabinet Office where he was Director General for Domestic Policy and Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet 2001-09.

Taking partial retirement in 2009, he was Appointments Secretary to the Prime Minister until 2016. He is now deputy chair of Mind and a trustee of various other charities.