Director General, Housing

Jeremy Pocklington


Jeremy Pocklington joined MHCLG on 28 August 2018 as Director General, Housing.

Prior to this Jeremy was Director General, Energy and Security at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) from December 2016 until August 2018. Prior to this he was Director General of Markets and Infrastructure Group at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Before joining DECC Jeremy was Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury responsible for policies on growth, business and infrastructure and for advising on public spending for BIS, DfT, DECC and DEFRA. From 2009 to 2012 he was Director of the Economic and Domestic secretariat at the Cabinet Office. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director in HM Treasury responsible for corporate finance and public-private partnerships. He joined the Treasury in 1997 and has held a range of posts on financial regulation, tax and fiscal policy as well as working as an assistant private secretary to 2 Chief Secretaries.

Director General, Housing

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, Housing helps with that task.

Previous roles in government

  1. Acting Director General, Energy Transformation and Clean Growth

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Director General, Energy and Security

    • 2016 to 2018
  3. Director General, Markets and Infrastructure Group, DECC

    • 2015 to 2016