Civil Service Commission

Civil Service Commissioners

We are appointed by Her Majesty the Queen on the recommendation of the Minister for the Civil Service.
We are recruited on merit following public advertisement and a fair and open selection competition. From our different careers and interests, we bring experience of the public, private and voluntary sectors and a clear and independent perspective. This helps us to support a Civil Service that is effective, politically impartial, and that builds upon its core values to meet the challenges of today and of tomorrow.

There are currently 11 Commissioners.

First Civil Service Commissioner

Ian Watmore


Jan Cameron
Isabel Doverty
Sarah Laessig
Kevin Woods
Rosie Glazebrook
Natalie Campbell
June Milligan
Joe Montgomery
Jane Burgess
Margaret Edwards

Read the biographies of the Commissioners.

Our Code of Practice (PDF, 5 pages, 161KB) sets out the standards of conduct we observe. We record our private interests which might influence our judgement, or which could be perceived to do so, in a Register of Interests (PDF, 7 pages, 94KB).

We also publish a record of our Chief Executive’s and Commissioners’ Expenses