What does it mean for a public servant to have integrity? Is it the same as being consistent? What if events demand a change of mind, policy or law? Does working with and for others support integrity or corrode it? Is the creation of a public persona a failure of integrity or a way of protecting the personal self? Can institutions have integrity? Can the sustain important values when individuals lose sight of them? What of the people whom public servants serve: how can the public’s integrity be understood and respected?
The Reverend Professor Vernon White, Canon Theologian of Westminster, and Baroness D'Souza
The Reverend Jane Sinclair, Rector, St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, and the Rt Hon Jack Straw
Claire Foster-Gilbert, Director, Westminster Abbey Institute, and Clare Moriarty, Permanent Secretary, Defra
The biggest challenge we face is actually time – getting all our work done alongside the daily routine of the Abbey as a working church, visitor attraction and home to 1,000 years of history.