Director General, Decentralisation and Growth

Emran Mian


Emran Mian joined MHCLG on 30 September 2019 as Director General, Decentralisation and Growth.

Prior to this he was the interim Director General for Strategy and International and the acting Director General for Higher Education and Further Education at the Department for Education (DfE).

Since returning to the Civil Service in February 2017, Emran has been Director of Strategy and Social Mobility. Previously he ran the Social Market Foundation, a cross-party think tank.

Earlier in his career he held senior positions in both the Cabinet Office and Business Department

Director General, Decentralisation and Growth

The MHCLG board’s role is to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals and help turn policy from ideas into actions and results.

Part of MHCLG’s leadership team and an executive member of its board, the Director General, Decentralisation and Growth helps with that task.

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

Previous roles in government

  • Interim Director General, Strategy and International
  • Acting Director General, Higher and Further Education