Jo Farrar took up her role as Director General for Local Government and Public Services on 30 August 2016.
Before her role at MHCLG, Jo was Chief Executive of Bath and North East Somerset Council.
Prior to her career in local government she had a strong background in the Civil Service, with roles at the Department for Work and Pensions, the Home Office and the Cabinet Office.
Director General, Local Government and Public Services
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 for Local Government and Public Services helps with that task. The Local Government and Public Services Group has responsibility for local government, communities and public service reform.