About us

The Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) was a ministerial department from 14 July 2016 to 31 January 2020. It was responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the EU. For information about the relationship between the UK and the EU, see the [Cabinet Office](/government/organisations/cabinet-office) and the [Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street](/government/organisations/prime-ministers-office-10-downing-street).

About us

DExEU is responsible for overseeing negotiations to leave the European Union and establishing the future relationship between the UK and EU.

Responsibilities

Our objectives are to:

  1. Achieve the best possible outcome for the UK’s departure from the EU; and build a new ambitious, deep and special future partnership between the UK and the EU

  2. Coordinate delivery and legislation across government, to ensure the UK is prepared for all scenarios, including a smooth transition to our future relationship with the European Union

  3. Engage with Parliament, Member States and interested parties at home and abroad to shape a successful exit from the EU and to help build an ambitious future relationship

  4. Attract, develop and retain diverse and great people to organise ourselves flexibly and to deliver our objectives effectively and efficiently

Senior management team

The department’s senior management team includes:

  • Clare Moriarty - Permanent Secretary
  • Sir Tim Barrow KCMG LVO MBE, UK Permanent Representative to the EU
  • Emma Ward - Director General
  • Simon Ridley - Director General
  • Anna Clunes - Acting Director General
  • Emma Payne - Director for Legislation & Constitution
  • Ben Cropper - Director for Analysis
  • Chris Hobley - Co-Director for Market Access and Budget
  • Eoin Parker - Co-Director for Market Access and Budget & DExEU Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Rhys Bowen - Director for Negotiations Strategy
  • Rebecca Evernden - Co-Director for Citizens and Networks
  • Nicola Webb - Co-Director for Citizens and Networks
  • VACANT - Director for Security, Territories and Ongoing Business
  • Olly Evans - Co-Director for Communications & Stakeholders
  • Simon Baugh - Co-Director for Communications & Stakeholders
  • Nathan Philips - Director for Business Engagement & Readiness
  • David Lamberti - Co-Director for Domestic Policy & Implementation (Policy)
  • Colin Dingwall - Co-Director for Domestic Policy & Implementation (Implementation)
  • Helen Mills - Co-Director for Corporate Centre
  • Kate Caulkin - Co-Director for Corporate Centre
  • Cathy Adams and Daniel Denman, DExEU Legal Advisers

View our senior team organogram

Corporate information

Jobs and contracts

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