Director General, Net Zero Strategy and International

Lee McDonough

Biography

Lee McDonough became Director General, Net Zero Strategy and International at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 7 June 2021.

Lee is responsible for the delivery and implementation of the UK’s Net Zero programme as well as leading on international climate policy.

Lee has previously held roles in the Department of Health and Social Care as Director General, NHS Policy and Performance Group and as Director General, Acute Care and Workforce.

Director General, Net Zero Strategy and International

The Director General is responsible for:

  • clean growth
  • EU energy and climate change
  • international energy and climate change
  • science and innovation for energy and climate change

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, NHS Policy and Performance Group
  • Director General, Acute Care and Workforce