A government adviser became a director of Greensill Capital months after taking on his Cabinet Office role – in the latest link between the now-collapsed finance firm and Whitehall to emerge. David Brierwood, a former employee of the Morgan Stanley investment bank, was appointed as a crown representative by the Cabinet Office under David Cameron’s tenure as prime minister. According to his Linkedin profile, Mr Brierwood took on the role in October 2014 until June 2018. How did the David Cameron lobbying scandal unfold? In January 2015, according to Companies House records, Mr Brierwood also became a director of Greensill Capital – the firm at the centre of a lobbying row involving Mr Cameron . The government website states crown representatives are a “network to act as a focal point for particular groups of providers looking to supply to the public sector”. Advertisement They are said to help the government to act as a single customer and work across Whitehall departments to “identify areas for cost savings” and “act as a point of focus for cross-cutting supplier-related issues”. More from David Cameron David Cameron lobbying: Whitehall spending watchdog to probe Greensill’s role in COVID support schemes Cameron/Greensill row: The seven… Read full this story
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