Rosemary has wide experience as a senior civil servant in Home Office, DfE and MoJ, covering extremism, counter terrorism, literacy, children’s social care, family law and mental health.
In 2013-14 she led Prevent/RICU work at the Office of Security and Counter Terrorism (OSCT) in the Home Office. She then returned to DfE as the its first Director of Counter Extremism, working to build young people’s resilience to extremist influences, to counter the growing safeguarding and national security risks from Daesh.
Rosemary moved to DCMS in December 2015, and has been Director of its new Europe, Data, Digital and Security Directorate (EDDS) from its start date (1 April 2016) and lead official for the Social Responsibility objective in the SIngle Departmental Plan. She has a degree in Philosophy and Modern Languages from Oxford University and a doctorate in German from UCL.
Director Europe, Data, Digital, Security (EDDS)
DCMS directors lead the organisation, each having responsibility for a portfolio of projects, policy areas and activities.