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William Nye LVO

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Mr Nye was born in 1966 and educated at Christ’s Hospital, Horsham. He has a BA in Economics from Cambridge University and an MA in Economics from Yale University, in the United States.  He joined the Civil Service after university, starting in the Treasury.

2015-present: Secretary General at the Church of England

2011- 2015: Principal Private Secretary to Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall

2008-2011: Director in the National Security Secretariat at the Cabinet Office

2007-2008: Director, Law, Security and International at the Home Office

2005-2007: Director of Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence at the Home Office

2002-2005: Director of Performance and Finance at the Home Office

2001-2002: Head of Defence, Diplomacy and Intelligence at the Treasury

1998-2000: Head of Arts policy at the Department of Culture Media and Sport