Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero

Richard Goodman

Biography

Richard Goodman is the Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Richard was previously, from December 2020 to September 2021, Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Richard began his career in tourism before moving into policy roles in the Civil Service. In 2011 Richard joined the UK Border Agency as director of international operations, leading the agency’s overseas security work and visa operations. After a spell in the Middle East he became policy director at the Financial Ombudsman Service.

Richard joined HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to lead the HMCTS reform programme in 2015, and was Strategy and Change director from 2016 to 2020.

Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero

The DLUHC 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 DLUHC’s leadership team and an executive member of its board, the Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero helps with that task.

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, Building Safety, Grenfell and Net Zero
  • Strategy and Change Director