Sarah Healey was appointed Director General at the Department for Exiting the European Union in July 2016.
Before that she was Director General at the Department for Culture Media and Sport, Director for Private Pensions in DWP, and Director of Strategy and of Education Funding in the Department for Education. She began her career in the civil service in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit in the Cabinet Office.
Sarah has also led cross-government work on gender diversity in the Senior Civil Service. She has degrees from Magdalen College, Oxford, and the LSE and has three children.
Previous roles in government
Acting Director General
- 2013 to 2016