SENIOR Civil Servant, Sir Hayden Phillips, has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire.

Sir Hayden, who lives in Salisbury and is a member of the Salisbury Cathedral Council, is one of four Deputy Lieutenants - the others being General Sir Mike Jackson, from Great Bedwyn, Lord MacLaurin of Knebworth of Bath and Professor Christopher Mullard, of Steeple Ashton.

They act as deputies for the Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire, John Bush.

Sir Hayden, 61, is the first Permanent Secretary at the Department for Constitutional Affairs, created in June 2003 and was the ninth and last Permanent Secretary for the Lord Chancellor's Department, which he joined in 1998.

He was educated at Clare College, Cambridge and Yale, before joining the Civil Service in 1967. He has held senior positions across several departments, including the DCMS, Treasury, Cabinet Office and Home Office, and worked in the European Commission in Brussels for the late Lord Jenkins of Hillhead.

Sir Hayden has been a Member of Council of King's College London, and on the Court of Governors of Henley Management College.

He is a member of the Council of Marlborough College, of the Council for the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, of Salisbury Cathedral Council, and of the Fitzwilliam Museum Trust at Cambridge University.

He is an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple.