Director, Government Equalities Office

Hilary Spencer


Hilary took up the role of Director of Civil Service Learning in October 2014, working with government departments, professions and training providers to increase the capability of the Civil Service. The majority of Hilary’s career has been focused on education and social policy in the UK. She previously worked for the Department for Education where her most recent position was Director of Strategy, Performance and Private Office Group, as a member of the DfE Board.

Prior to this, her previous experience includes policy design and implementation of school reform, teacher training, counter-terrorism, and civil service capacity-building.

She also has a range of international experience and has worked on the World Bank’s 10 year education strategy, higher education in the European Union, primary education in both Ghana and South Africa, and vocational skills in China.

Director, Government Equalities Office

The Director, Government Equalities Office, leads on equalities policy, and leads the GEO team and forms part of the Senior Leadership Team at the Department for Education.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director of Strategy

    • 2012 to 2013