Director General, Energy and Security

Jeremy Pocklington


Jeremy Pocklington has been Director General, Energy and Security since December 2016. 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, Energy and Security

The Director General is responsible for the following areas:

  • clean electricity
  • energy resilience
  • energy security and networks
  • nuclear decommissioning
  • nuclear development
  • oil and gas
  • smart systems

Previous roles in government

  1. Acting Director General, Energy Transformation and Clean Growth

    • 2017 to 2018
  2. Director General, Markets and Infrastructure Group, DECC

    • 2015 to 2016