Indra Morris joined the Department for Education in January 2017 as Director General for Social Care, Mobility and Equalities (now Director General for Social Care, Mobility and Disadvantage).
Prior to this Indra was Director General at both HM Treasury and Ministry of Justice as well as a short secondment to the Cabinet Office. Indra also spent nearly 10 years at Accenture where she became a strategy partner focused on public services.
Indra started her career in 1995 joining the Department for Social Security as a fast streamer. Having left school early, Indra completed a certificate of higher education at Hillcroft College for Adult Women. Indra then worked in Hackney Social Services before studying politics, philosophy and economics as a mature student.
Director General, Social Care, Mobility and Disadvantage
The director general is a member of the Department for Education board and attends both the implementation and management committees.
The role is responsible for:
- children’s social care policy
- social mobility and disadvantage policy
- opportunity areas
- strategy unit
- private office
Previous roles in government
Director General, Social Care, Mobility and Equalities
- 2017 to 2018
Director General, Prison & Offender Policy, Strategy & Change
- 2015 to 2016
Director General, Tax and Welfare
- 2012 to 2015