Lord Gus O’Donnell

Former Cabinet Secretary, Chairman of Frontier Economics

A photograph of Lord Gus's head and shoulders


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 Pro Bono Economics at the Treasury in 2009 and continued to support the organisation as a patron, joining the Pro Bono Economics 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 Pro Bono Economics on charity projects.