Director General, Finance and Corporate Performance

Joy Hutcheon


Joy Hutcheon is Director General for Country Programmes at the Department for International Development. She was appointed in October 2011.

Before taking on the role Joy held a number of positions within DFID including:

  • Director, East and Central Africa (2009 to 2011)

  • Head of DFID Zambia (2007 to 2009)

  • Director of Communications, Research and Evaluation (2005 to 2007)

  • Head of Western Asia Department (2003 to 2005)

Joy previously worked in the Cabinet Office, the Office of Passenger Rail Franchising and the Home Office.

Director General, Finance and Corporate Performance

The Director General for Finance and Corporate Performance is responsible for DFID’s communications, business solutions, human resources, security and facilities.

They oversee DFID’s internal audit function as well as finance and corporate performance.

They are also responsible for DFID’s climate change work and they lead on business change and strategy.

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Country Programmes

    • 2011 to 2015