Bernard Gray rewarded for jumping ship?

#1
Gray, former adviser to George Robertson, has according to a leaked story to his old newspaper (Exclusive: Bernard Gray appointed new head of defence procurement | Westminster Blog: The latest on UK politics | FT.com) that makes him sound more like the minister than a political appointee, is to play a role in shaking up the MoD procurement process.

It's not the first story to be leaked involving Gray and the MoD - Labour had trusted him enough as an old hand to write a report on procurement, which was negative enough not to get published. At a very bad time for the Labour party, the report somehow leaked out to the press, and shortly afterwards it was announced that Gray was ditching the Labour party in favour of being a Tory adviser. Now he's got a job that involves him doing something rather than 'advising', let's hope he's as good as he thinks he is.
 
#2
It's a bit more dramatic than that - he's been appointed as CDM, to take over from Gen O'Donaghue.
 
#3
Oh dear! Cat amongst the pigeons!

Abbey Wood is not happy according to my sources!

Will we have a procurement agency in 5 year's time?

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OldSnowy

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#4
Oh dear! Cat amongst the pigeons!

Abbey Wood is not happy according to my sources!

Will we have a procurement agency in 5 year's time?

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Nope, and that's the plan. The view of DE&S from within Abbey Wood is of an efficient, well functioning procurement machine. The view of DE&S from everywhere else in the MOD, including the Army (let alone from anywhere outside the MOD) is of an organisation that is not fit for purpose.

Good luck, Mr Gray, and know you are supported by plenty within the MOD, who've had to put up with DPA/DE&S for years :)
 
#5
Best news I've heard all week!
 
#6
Gray, former adviser to George Robertson, has according to a leaked story to his old newspaper (Exclusive: Bernard Gray appointed new head of defence procurement | Westminster Blog: The latest on UK politics | FT.com) that makes him sound more like the minister than a political appointee, is to play a role in shaking up the MoD procurement process.

It's not the first story to be leaked involving Gray and the MoD - Labour had trusted him enough as an old hand to write a report on procurement, which was negative enough not to get published. At a very bad time for the Labour party, the report somehow leaked out to the press, and shortly afterwards it was announced that Gray was ditching the Labour party in favour of being a Tory adviser. Now he's got a job that involves him doing something rather than 'advising', let's hope he's as good as he thinks he is.
Hope? A small village between Faith and charity...
 

oldbaldy

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#7
It's a bit more dramatic than that - he's been appointed as CDM, to take over from Gen O'Donaghue.
& Kevin was due to take over as chairman of SSAFA last March but Robin Ross had to stay on as there was no one willing to take over as CDM.
 

Boldnotold

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"We live in hope, a small village just outside Poverty, between Faith and Charity..."
 

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