Young, permanent secretary at the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has
announced that he is to leave the civil service at Easter next year.
that point, Young will have completed almost seven years at the top of two
government departments, with four years at the DTI, and three years previously
at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.
department will also by that stage have put in place major changes following
the DTI review and the recent spending round.
said: "It has been a privilege to
head two important Government departments after a highly enjoyable civil
service career of over 30 years. By Easter, the DTI will have completed the
major transformation Patricia Hewitt and I began three years ago. The time will
be right for a new permanent secretary to lead the transformed department."
and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt paid tribute to Young’s contribution at
the DTI. "I could not have asked for a better or more supportive permanent
secretary over the last three years," she said. "He’ll have a huge
contribution to make whatever he decides to do next."