Director General for Strategy and Change

Lucy Smith

Biography

Lucy Smith joined the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in December 2020 as the Director General of the Strategy and Change Group. Prior to that Lucy was at the Department for Education (DfE) in September 2020 for 3 months to lead on the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and on recovery priorities for schools in the light of the pandemic.

Lucy’s previous roles in government include:

  • Director General of UK Governance Group at the Cabinet Office
  • Director of Constitution Group at the Cabinet Office
  • Principle Private Secretary in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office
  • Director of Strategy and Performance at the Department for Education

Director General for Strategy and Change

Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, COVID-19 Response and Schools Recovery
  • Director General for UK Governance
  • Executive Director, Constitution Group