Director General, Neighbourhoods

Peter Schofield

Peter Schofield



Peter Schofield took up his role as Director General, Neighbourhoods for DCLG on 21 March 2012.


From 1991 until 2002, Peter worked at HM Treasury in a number of roles, including Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary. Other career highlights include:

  • secondment to 3i PLC from 2002 to 2004
  • Director in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Shareholder Executive, where he was in charge of the stock market flotation of QinetiQ, the defence technology and security company, for the Ministry of Defence in 2006
  • Director of the Enterprise and Growth Unit at HM Treasury, where he led on the growth agenda, including the Growth Review, and the Treasury’s relationship with the business community

He is a non-executive director of Local Partnerships and Partnerships UK PLC. He is also the Treasury Director on the Shareholder Executive board.

Director General, Neighbourhoods

The DCLG board’s role is to advise and support ministers on the operational implications and effectiveness of policy proposals and help turn policy from ideas into actions and results.

Part of DCLG’s leadership team, and an executive member of its board, the Director General, Neighbourhoods helps with that task. The Neighbourhoods Group is closely connected with the housing strategy, local planning and local economic growth.

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