Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Harrison


Sarah Harrison is Chief Operating Officer for the Cabinet Office.

Sarah joined the Cabinet Office in July 2020 from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) where she had held the role of Director General, Corporate Services since February 2018.

Previous roles have included:

  • Chief Executive, Gambling Commission
  • Senior Partner, Sustainable Development, Ofgem
  • Managing Director of Corporate Affairs, Ofgem
  • Communications Director, Ofgem
  • Chief Executive, ICSTIS

Her earlier career was in government and public relations consultancy.

Chief Operating Officer

The Chief Operating Officer is responsible for the following areas in the Cabinet Office:

  • Analysis and Insight
  • Assurance, Finance and Control (including Security and Commercial)
  • Chief Digital Information Office
  • People and Places (including HR & Estates)
  • Public Bodies
  • Strategy, Delivery and Private Office

Cabinet Office

Previous roles in government

  • Non-executive Director
  • Director General, Corporate Services