Hannah Payne is the Deputy Director for Service Development and Central Commissioning. This is a shared role with Laura Wensley which she took up in April 2017. Her previous roles include:
- Deputy Principle Private Secretary to Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice
- Policy Manager, Criminal Legal Aid
- Resulting Lead, HMCTS
- Policy Adviser, Civil Justice Policy
Joint Deputy Director, Service Development and Central Commissioning
The Deputy Director for Service Development and Central Commissioning is responsible for policy implementation, working closely with the Ministry of Justice Legal Aid Policy team, and the procurement of contracts for the Legal Aid Agency.