Lord Andrew Turnbull joined the Civil Service in 1970. Until his retirement from the service in 2005 he served in a number of departments, notably HM Treasury where he eventually became its Permanent secretary, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Dept of the Environment. He completed his career as Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Civil Service. After retiring from the Civil Service in 2005 he was made a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. During the next 10 years he held a number of directorships but now spends most of his time either in the Lords or working for various charities..
Lord Turnbull says of becoming a Link Age Southwark Ambassador, “I have lived in Dulwich (or more accurately West Norwood) and have no ambition to live anywhere else. It is mostly a prosperous community but one with a strong sense of social duty, in which successive generations either receive or offer mutual support through organisations like Link Age Southwark.“