Director General, International, Growth and Analysis

Sam Beckett


Sam Beckett is Director General, International, Growth and Analysis at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Between December 2016 and April 2017 she was Director General, Market Frameworks at BEIS. Prior to this she was Director General for Economics and Markets in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

Sam joined BIS from the Cabinet Office where she was Director of the Economic and Domestic Secretariat. Prior to joining the Cabinet Office, Sam was Director of the Fiscal Group in HM Treasury; leading the fiscal policy response to the financial crisis, the government’s engagement with the credit rating agencies and establishing the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). Sam has over 25 years’ experience in BIS, Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, in roles spanning micro and macro-economics, strategy, policy and corporate services delivery.

Director General, International, Growth and Analysis

The Director General is responsible for the following areas:

  • analysis
  • cities and local growth
  • devolution
  • europe
  • international
  • Regional Growth Fund

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Market Frameworks

    • 2016 to 2017
  2. Director General, Economics and Markets, BIS

    • 2013 to 2016