Julia Kinniburgh joined the Home Office in November 2018 as the Director General for the Serious and Organised Crime Group (SOCG).
Julia previously worked in the Department for Education where she was responsible for the national curriculum, national qualifications and school accountability, and oversaw the most recent major reform programmes in education.
During her career Julia has held senior roles in HM Revenue & Customs, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, as well as roles outside central government with the emergency services and local government.
Director General, Serious and Organised Crime Group
Responsible for developing, directing and implementing the government’s strategic approach to reducing the risk to the UK from serious and organised crime.
SOCG provides advice on many of the highest harm crimes affecting the UK including child sexual exploitation and abuse, human trafficking, drugs, firearms, cybercrime, fraud and money laundering. The Home Office’s Data and Identity Directorate also sits within SOCG.