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New analysis by Declassified UK has discovered the striking extent to which former senior public officials often find lucrative employment in oil, gas and mining companies after they leave office.
Former staff of Anglo/Dutch oil giant Shell, who are also senior executives at large mining corporations, currently sit on the boards of the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, playing a role in shaping UK foreign and military policies.
Senior oil company executives sit on the boards of several government departments.