Sir Brian Bender KCB

Senior Advisor

Sir Brian Bender KCB

Brian Bender spent his executive career in the UK civil service. He was a Permanent Secretary for nearly 10 years, in the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and in the Department for Business.

He has considerable experience of working on EU issues: he had two postings to the UK Permanent Representation in Brussels, and he was Head of the European Secretariat of the Cabinet Office (and EU adviser to the Prime Minister) between 1994 and 1998.

Brian retired from the civil service in 2009, since which he has built a portfolio of board and advisory roles in the private and not-for-profit sectors.