Second Permanent Secretary

Shona Dunn

Biography

Shona became Second Permanent Secretary at the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) in April 2021.

Before joining DHSC, Shona was:

  • Second Permanent Secretary at the Home Office from 2018 to 2021
  • Director General, Economic and Domestic Affairs Secretariat, Cabinet Office, 2016 to 2018
  • Director General, Education Standards, Department of Education, 2013 to 2016

Second Permanent Secretary

Responsibilities of the Second Permanent Secretary include:

  • acting as an additional accounting officer on all departmental matters
  • leading on all non-coronavirus (COVID-19) related work for the department

Department of Health and Social Care

Previous roles in government

  • Second Permanent Secretary
  • Permanent Secretary
  • Second Permanent Secretary
  • Director General, Education Standards