Tom Kelly starts today as a non-executive director to the department. He is currently the corporate communications director at Network Rail.
Tom previously spent sixteen years with the BBC working in Belfast and London and nearly a decade in government, first as director of communications at the Northern Ireland Office, and then from 2001 to 2007 as the Prime Minister’s official spokesperson.
Following Downing Street, Mr Kelly moved to BAA then the FSA, before Network Rail. He will shortly be moving to become Strategic Communications Adviser for HS2.