John-Paul Marks


JP Marks was appointed Director General, Work and Health Services at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) in April 2019.

Before this, JP was a Director General for Operations on temporary promotion from March 2018.

Previous roles in the Civil Service include:

  • Operations Director and Area Director for South of England
  • Strategic Design and Planning Director in the Universal Credit Programme
  • Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions
  • Head of Corporate Relations and International Policy at the UK Pensions Regulator
  • Speechwriter to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Current roles outside the Civil Service include:

  • Trustee, St Giles Trust and Trustee, Treloar Trust
  • Trustee, DWP Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Fund

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, Work and Health Services
  • Director General, Universal Credit Operations