Sue Gray helped appoint THREE members of the committee that will decide her new job as Chief of Staff to Sir Keir Starmer
Sue Gray was on the panel that hired three members of the committee that will decide on her new job as Keir Starmer’s chief of staff.
Cabinet Office records show she was one of four selected by the eight-member Advisory Committee on Business Appointments (ACOBA).
Sue Gray will leave the Cabinet office on January 3, 2022
Tory critics have urged ACOBA to block its move to Labour, fearing it could use “privileged information” such as that about ministers’ private lives to benefit the party.
Ms Gray helped select three members in 2018 – Jonathan Baume, Dr Susan Liautaud and Richard Thomas – who will now decide whether to allow her move.
Labor and Ms Gray say they will abide by any ACOBA ruling.
Some officials are concerned that her new role undermines Whitehall’s impartiality.
“This is not good for the civil service and I hope ACOBA will think very carefully about what restrictions to impose,” a former permanent secretary told Politico’s website.