Chief Operating Officer, Operations Group and Non-executive Director

Mike Green


Mike Green is the Chief Operating Officer of the Department for Education and Director General of the Operations Directorate. He joined DfE in 2012.

His previous roles include:

  • Director of Commercial, DfE
  • Departmental lead for the response to Grenfell
  • Director of Capital, Education and Skill Funding Agency

Mike is a graduate of the Major Projects Leadership Academy (MPLA) at Saïd Business School, Oxford University and is Senior Responsible Officer for 2 of the department’s major programmes.

Before joining the Civil Service, Mike was a civil engineer and spent his career in the private sector working for companies such as Boots.

Chief Operating Officer, Operations Group

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) is a member of the Department for Education board, audit and risk committee, implementation committee and the department’s leadership team. The COO is responsible for:

  • effective management of the department’s resources
  • delivery and improvement of the main corporate functions including analysis, international education, data, technology, human resources, finance and commercial
  • governance and relationship with DfE’s non-departmental public bodies

Non-departmental responsibilities include non-executive member of Palace of Westminster, Northern Estate Programme.

Department for Education

Non-executive Director

Government Property Agency

Previous roles in government

  • Chief Operating Officer, Insight, Resources and Transformation
  • Director, Capital, ESFA