Director for Legislation and Constitution

Joanna Key

Joanna  Key



Joanna Key is the Director for Legislation and Constitution at the Department for Exiting the European Union.

Joanna joined the UK Civil Service in the mid-1990s. She has worked on a range of issues including housing, energy and rural policy, but has specialised in urban planning and climate change policy.

Joanna represented the UK and the EU at international climate change meetings at Kyoto in 1997 and for three subsequent years. She then worked in the Prime Minister’s Policy Unit for two years, advising the Prime Minister on environmental issues.

Married to a diplomat, she has lived, worked and travelled extensively in the Balkans and China, returning to the UK in 2015 after three years working in Beijing. She has a masters degree in economics.

Director for Legislation and Constitution