Lord Michael Bichard

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Lord MichaelBichard Sir Michael became Chairman of the Design Council in January 2008, after nearly 30 years in the public sector.
After leaving the University of the Arts as Rector in August, he was appointed Director of the first national Institute for Government - a charity dedicated to supporting the development of leadership skills within the highest levels of government, and conducting research and thought leadership on effective government.
Prior to this he was a member of the University's Development Council, Chief Executive of Brent and Gloucestershire Local Authorities and in 1990 became Chief Executive of the Government's Benefits Agency. In 1995 he was appointed Permanent Secretary of the Employment Department and then the Department for Education and Employment, before leaving the Civil Service in 2001.

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Payment-by-Outcome in Welfare to Work
Lauren M. Cumming
Publication: February 2011