Sir Ivan Rogers

Sir Ivan Rogers is a former senior British civil servant and served as the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union. He has served in the UK Treasury, including as private secretary to Kenneth Clarke, Chancellor of the Exchequer. Sir Ivan was subsequently seconded to the European Commission as chief of staff to Sir Leon Brittan and returned to become director, European strategy and policy, and later director of budget and public finances under Gordon Brown. He has also served as the principal private secretary to Prime Minister Blair, after which he left the civil service to become head of the UK Public Sector Group at Citigroup and, subsequently, head of the Public Sector Industry Group, UK and Ireland, at Barclays Capital. Ivan returned to the civil service as the prime minister’s adviser for European and global issues and the head of the European and Global Issues Secretariat. Following the Brexit referendum in June 2016, he became a key civil servant in the negotiations to leave.