Director General, Corporate Services and Non-executive Director

Sarah Harrison MBE

Sarah Harrison MBE


Sarah Harrison became Director General, Corporate Services at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 28 February 2018.

Sarah was the Chief Executive of the Gambling Commission from October 2015. Prior to joining the Commission, Sarah was at the UK energy regulator, Ofgem, where she held a number of senior executive roles: as Senior Partner, Sustainable Development, Managing Director of Corporate Affairs and, before that, Communications Director. Before joining Ofgem in 2000, Sarah was the first Chief Executive of ICSTIS, the UK industry regulator for premium rate telephone services. Her earlier career was in government and public relations consultancy.

Sarah was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to consumer protection.

Director General, Corporate Services

The Director General is responsible for the following areas:

  • commercial
  • communications
  • digital services and data
  • finance
  • human resources
  • operations
  • strategy

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Non-executive Director

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