Paul Kissack


Paul Kissack was Director General for Strategy and Change at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from September 2019 to July 2020.

His previous senior civil service posts include:

  • Deputy Chief Executive, Ministry for Children, New Zealand between 2017 and 2019
  • Director General of Children’s Services, Equalities and Communication, Department for Education from 2014 to 2017
  • Director of Children’s Social Care Policy, Department for Education
  • Principal Private Secretary to the Cabinet Secretary Gus O’Donnell
  • Deputy Director of Productivity and Reform, HM Treasury
  • Head of Communications and Press Spokesman for the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown

Previous roles in government

  • Director General for Strategy and Change
  • Director General for Europe, international and constitution group
  • Director General, Social Care, Mobility and Equalities