Director General, Strategy, Growth, People and Legal

Jaee Samant

Biography

Jaee Samant has been Director General, Strategy, Growth, People and Legal since December 2016. Prior to this she was Director General for Skills, Deregulation and Local Growth at the the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

She joined BIS in 2013 as Labour Market Director. Before BIS, she was the Home Office’s Crime Director. Jaee has been a civil servant for almost 25 years and has worked at the Department of Employment, the Department for Education and Employment and the Cabinet Office before joining the Home Office in 2004. She has also worked on secondment to the BIG Lottery Fund and the BBC.

Jaee spent some of her childhood in India, Singapore and Hong Kong before moving to the UK in 1980. She worked in banking for a year before joining the civil service.

Director General, Strategy, Growth, People and Legal

The Director General is responsible for the following areas:

  • strategy
  • growth
  • human resources
  • legal
  • communications

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Skills, Deregulation and Local Growth, and Legal, BIS

    • 2016 to 2016