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The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP


Francis Maude was appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General in May 2010. He is the Conservative MP for Horsham, west Sussex.


Francis studied at the University of Cambridge and The College of Law, specialising in criminal law.

Political career

He has held several government posts, including Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1989 to 1990 and Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 1990 to 1992.

While in opposition, he was Chairman of the Conservative Party from 2005 to 2007 and, among other roles, Shadow Foreign Secretary from 2000 to 2001 and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office from 2007 to 2010.

Career outside politics

After a career at the criminal bar between 1977 and 1985, he served as a councillor for the City of Westminster for 6 years. His other jobs outside politics have included being a non-executive director of ASDA Group, director at Salomon Brothers, and managing director of Morgan Stanley.

Personal life

Francis is married with 5 children.

Minister for the Cabinet Office and Paymaster General

The Minister for the Cabinet Office has overall responsibility for the policy and work of the department. Responsibilities include:

  • public sector efficiency and reform
  • Civil Service issues
  • industrial relations strategy in the public sector
  • government transparency
  • civil contingencies
  • civil society
  • cyber security
  • UK statistics


by The Rt Hon Francis Maude MP

  1. Drive to increase number of women on public boards

    • 25 June 2013
    • Press release
  2. Commissioning Academy open for business

    • 20 June 2013
    • News story
  3. Government's vision for effective, efficient communications

    • 20 June 2013
    • Press release
  4. G8 commitment puts open data on the global agenda for growth

    • 18 June 2013
    • Press release
  5. IPPR report into other civil service models published

    • 17 June 2013
    • News story
  6. G8 events

    • 16 June 2013
    • News story
  7. Open for Growth: trade, tax and transparency event

    • 15 June 2013
    • News story
  8. Francis Maude speech on transparency

    • 15 June 2013
    • Speech
  9. 160 students start Whitehall internships

    • 14 June 2013
    • News story
  10. New data release opens the lid on charity finances

    • 14 June 2013
    • News story