Bill McCluggage puts self into storage
Bill McCluggage on the rack
Bill McCluggage bags new position
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Cabinet Office lost McCLuggage
Bill McCluggage, the government's deputy CIO, is the latest in a series of senior civil servants who have quit their posts at the Cabinet Office in favour of a private sector job. He is leaving to take a job at storage giant EMC after having worked at the department since September 2009. "I am sorry to leave the Cabinet …
I haven't checked, but I am sure Mr McCluggage has never recommended EMC products to government, otherwise this job might be seen as a reward of some type. And I am sure it is not part of his new role to lobby or influence his old goverment colleagues, because it if were, that would be a clear example of a coorporation buying government influence, and "wholly innapproopriate" would then be the kindest description.
Ditto John Suffolk in his new role at Huawei. I haven't checked, but he probably speaks fluent Chinese, has an Engineering degree plus 30 years of top-notch security experience. Otherwise why would they hire him ?
In all of these appointments - there is a real issue with both this and politicians moving into the private sector from the public and vice-versa.
It's been demonstrated all too often that the individuals involved err in their own favour when deciding on the ethics of these situations.