Mr. Bowler spent a lot of his career in the Treasury, including work under Sir Tom, with past panties including director general for public expenses and director general for tax and welfare.
He also served as chief private secretary both Lord Darling of Rulanish and Gordon Brown when they were chancellors, and also more recently playing a senior role in task force on Covid.
He was offered to become the cabinet secretary of the majority senior civil servant in country when Ms Truss took over but Simon Case was left in post instead.
One government A source said: “James Bowler is not impressive at all. He comes across as a nice guy, a man who says yes.
Miss Romeo, formerly considered the leader for in role, developed close working relationship with Miss Truss when they were both in the Department of International trade.
Another source said: “The Treasury Department will not tolerate a person who is not a Treasury employee in take snacks. Also, Romeo can replace Case when the time comes.”