Director General for Strategy Delivery

Shaun Gallagher

Shaun Gallagher

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Biography

Shaun was appointed Director General, Strategy Delivery in Defra in October 2018 with responsibility for a range of strategic functions across Defra and its delivery bodies, including leading work on the Spending Review and Defra’s EU and international trade relationships. Previously he was Director for Environmental Quality in Defra for two and a half years, covering environmental policy areas including the Clean Air Strategy, the Resources and Waste Strategy, the development of the Environment Bill, and the impact of EU exit on environmental policies.

Shaun has worked in central government for most of his career and recent roles include:

  • Director, Access to Justice in Ministry of Justice (2014 - 16)
  • Director, Social Care Policy in the Department for Health (2010 - 2014)
  • Director of Policy in Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (2005 - 2010)

Outside Defra, Shaun is a trustee of Community Integrated Care, a national social care charity providing a range of care and support services for adults.

Director General for Strategy Delivery