Director General, Economics and Markets

Sam Beckett


Sam Beckett has been Director General, Economics and Markets since December 2016. 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, Economics and Markets

The Director General is responsible for the following areas:

  • analysis
  • better regulation
  • consumer and competition
  • corporate responsibility
  • energy
  • labour markets
  • regulatory delivery

Previous roles in government

  1. Director General, Economics and Markets, BIS

    • 2013 to 2016