Director General, Covid-19 Response and Schools Recovery

Julia Kinniburgh

Biography

Julia Kinniburgh joined the Department for Education in December 2020 as the Director General for COVID-19 Response and Schools Recovery.

Julia’s previous roles in government include:

  • Director General for the Serious and Organised Crime Group at the Home Office
  • responsibility for the national curriculum, national qualifications and school accountability at the Department for Education
  • senior roles at HM Revenue & Customs and the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

She has also held roles with the emergency services and local government.

Director General, Covid-19 Response and Schools Recovery

The Director General for Covid-19 Response and Schools Recovery provides additional leadership to the department’s coronavirus (COVID-19) response.

The Director General will also lead on recovery priorities for schools, including exams and qualifications, catch-up and lost learning.

Department for Education

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, Serious and Organised Crime Group