Civil servant advised Greensill while working in Whitehall, says watchdog

Civil servant advised Greensill while working in Whitehall, says watchdog

The Guardian

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Bill Crothers became a director of finance firm months after leaving civil service, records show

The senior civil servant who went on to serve as a director of scandal-hit Greensill Capital started advising the firm while still working in Whitehall, with the approval of the Cabinet Office, according to an official watchdog.

Bill Crothers, who worked in Whitehall for eight years and founded the Crown Commercial Service (CCS), controlling more than £15bn of purchases a year, began advising Greensill in September 2015 while still employed in the civil service.

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