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Gill Rider


Gill is Head of the Civil Service Capability Group, she deals with the people, capability and leadership side of the Civil Service.  She is responsible for the Capability Reviews, which is the “management tool” for ensuring the Civil Service has the right capabilities to deliver Government’s future requirements.  As part of her role, Gill sits on a number of the Civil Service Governance Groups, including the Civil Service Steering Board. Gill is also Head of Profession for Civil Service HR, and chairs the HR Leaders Council and is a member of the Senior Leadership Committee. 

Gill has been in her current role since May 2006.  Previously, she spent her career in Accenture spanning 27 years, running various parts of the world-wide business.  Her penultimate role was as operating Head for the energy, utilities, natural resources and chemical business in 37 countries. In 2002 she was appointed Global Chief Leadership Officer –concentrating on Accenture’s organisation, change, HR and leadership development.   She was a member of Accenture’s global Executive Committee since 1999 and appointed an Executive Officer in 2002.