Simon Case has been appointed as the UK’s new Cabinet Secretary, the Government has confirmed.
He will begin his role on September 9.
It was reported yesterday that Mr Case would replace Mark Sedwill, who is standing down.
Mr Case is a former private secretary to the Duke of Cambridge but is currently on attachment to Downing Street.
The Prime Minister said: “Simon will make a fantastic Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service. His years of experience at the heart of government and working for The Royal Household make him ideally suited for this crucial role.
“I would also like to thank Mark Sedwill for his outstanding service to the Government and the country as a whole. After serving for decades with great distinction, I believe he has earned the gratitude of the nation.
Mr Case said: “It is an honour to be appointed as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service. Over these few months of working on the Covid response, I have seen how much hard work is being done by the Civil Service to support the government and our country through unprecedented times.
“It is a privilege to come into this role to lead a Service that is working day in, day out to deliver for people right across the country.”