October #teacamp – Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary of Defra

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Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary of Defra

Clare has lead the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) since August 2015. Just 4 months into the job, she was up in front of the powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC) in the now infamous review of Defra’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) delivery programme. If you have a spare couple of hours, the video makes for interesting viewing.

Clare also has a long-standing interest in leadership, change and diversity. She attends, promotes and understands the value of open space technology (A.K.A. unconferences) and is a champion of rebels, risk takers and reformers of government, especially in the digital arena.

As the most senior civil servant in Defra, she leads 1 of the departments that will be most affected by Brexit. To that end, Clare is currently working with her 3rd Secretary of State Michael Gove, who follows Andrea Leadsom and Elizabeth Truss.

You can find Clare on Twitter at @claremoriarty

Her previous roles include

  • Director General, Rail Executive in the Department for Transport
  • Director General, Corporate Group, Department for Transport
  • Constitution Director, Ministry of Justice
  • Head, NHS Foundation Trust Unit, Department of Health
  • Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health
  • secondments to the NHS and the UCL School of Public Policy.

 

When is Teacamp?

  • Time and date: 4pm – 6pm, 1st Thursday of every month
  • Location: Mezzanine, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?

If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is upstairs in the cafe, very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for James or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

  • 4.00 – 4.30pm:  tea and cake
  • 4.30 – 4.40pm:  intros and plug your events, projects, etc
  • 4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
  • 5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
  • 6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub

Contact info

@baskers Sarah Baskerville
@jaCattell James Arthur Cattell

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July #teacamp: Terence Eden on why Open Standards are amazing and how they can help transform government

Terence joined the Civil Service in 2016 after 15 years working for various startups and mobile phone companies.

As the Open Standards Lead for the Government Digital Service (GDS) it’s his team’s job to help the government select open standards and see them implemented everywhere.

He’ll tell us why Open Standards are amazing and how they can help transform government; making it more open while saving time, money, and lives.

Terence is part of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Committee, helping to set future standards for the web. He recently got four and half new Emoji into Unicode.

Buy him a drink to find out more, read his blog  and follow him on Twitter @edent, please (-:

 

When is Teacamp?

  • Time and date: 4pm – 6pm, 1st Thursday of every month
  • Location: Mezzanine, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?

If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is upstairs in the cafe, very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for James or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

  • 4.00 – 4.30pm:  tea and cake
  • 4.30 – 4.40pm:  intros and plug your events, projects, etc
  • 4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
  • 5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
  • 6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub

Contact info

@baskers Sarah Baskerville
@jaCattell James Arthur Cattell

June #teacamp: Kit Collingwood-Richardson on why the machinery and people of government aren’t fit for the internet age

Kit is passionate about making the machinery and people of government fit for the internet age. She is going to do a talk about:

  • why she thinks this isn’t currently the case
  • what digital reform for government might truly mean
  • the implications for the way we work
  • the ethics of leadership in a truly user-centred state.

She would like to test her ideas with the group and have a proper conversation.

Kit has been a civil servant for eight years, three years of which were spent as a policymaker before she fell in love with and moved to digital, data and technology where she’s stayed ever since. Having been Head of Digital at a couple of the Ministry of Justice’s executive agencies, Kit now leads the data team at Universal Credit, part of the Department for Work and Pensions. She is very active in the government digital community, where she’s found countless friends and kindred spirits.

Away from her day job, Kit has written about some of her other interests: LGBT stuff, mental health, leadership and awesome women.

 

When is Teacamp?

  • Time and date: 4pm – 6pm, 1st Thursday of every month
  • Location: Mezzanine, Curzon Victoria, 58 Victoria street, London, SW1E 6QW

How does teacamp work?

If you want to come to teacamp, just turn up on the day, it is open to everyone. It is upstairs in the cafe, very informal and friendly. If you are coming for the first time or on your own, ask for James or Sarah and we will introduce you to some teacampers.

  • 4.00 – 4.30pm:  tea and cake
  • 4.30 – 4.40pm:  intros and plug your events, projects, etc
  • 4.40 – 5.10pm:  speakers slot
  • 5.10 – 6.00pm:  Q&A, group discussion
  • 6.00pm: #beercamp in nearest pub

Contact info

@baskers Sarah Baskerville
@jaCattell James Arthur Cattell