Director General, Policy, Research and Humanitarian

Richard Clarke

Richard   Clarke



Before taking the role, Richard held a number of roles within the Civil Service and at the Metropolitan Police, including:

  • International Director, Home Office - October 2016 to May 2018
  • Programme Director, Digital Services at the Border, Home Office - October 2014 to October 2016
  • Director of Strategy, Planning and International, OSCT, Home Office - November 2011 to October 2014
  • Deputy Director (Pursue Disruptions), OSCT, Home Office - April 2011 to November 2011
  • Director of Strategy and Improvement, Metropolitan Police Service - May 2009 to April 2011
  • Deputy Director of Policing, Home Office - January 2007 to May 2009
  • Deputy Director of Third Sector policy, Home Office (and Cabinet Office) - May 2005 to January 2007
  • Senior Policy Advisor – Corporate and Private Finance, HM Treasury - September 2003 to May 2005
  • Private Secretary to the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, HM Treasury - September 2002 to September 2003
  • Policy Adviser – Financial Crime Branch, HM Treasury- September 2001 to September 2002

Director General, Policy, Research and Humanitarian

The Director General for Policy Research and Humanitarian is responsible for overseeing DFID’s policy and research agendas. They are also responsible for overseeing DFID’s humanitarian capabilities and response.