Lord Gus O'Donnell

Chair of Trustees

Chair of Trustees, Lord Gus O’ Donnell (Gus) was Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service between 2005 and 2011, serving three Prime Ministers. Before this, he held several positions at the Treasury, British Embassy in Washington, International Monetary Fund and World Bank. Gus spoke at the launch of PBE at the Treasury in 2009 and continued to support the organisation as a patron. He joined the PBE Board as Chair in July 2016. Since 2012 he has been Chairman of Frontier Economics, a microeconomics consultancy firm that has seen a number of its economists support PBE on projects for charities